Active@ LiveCD Features

General features

Ability to start non-bootable PC for the data access and recovery
Boots up any machine from a portable media: CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc or USB flash disk
All boot modes supported: legacy BIOS and the latest UEFI secure boot
Desktop configuration can be customized & saved to USB, then restored for next sessions
Virus detection and infected systems repair, anti-virus scanner included
Ability to recover deleted, damaged or re-formatted volumes & undelete files being lost
Ability to back up volumes & local disks and to restore them back in case of system crash
Ability to erase all data on volumes securely, 24 international erasing standards supported
Ability to inspect data on a low-level, view & edit raw disk's sectors in hexadecimal editor
Ability to reset local user passwords and user account attributes for Windows OS family
Document Viewer (Okular) previews PDF, EPS, DjVu, FB2, eBook, CHM and other documents
Advanced Text Editor (Kate) previews/edits files stored in many text formats, colouring supported
Desktop Control Panel configures User Accounts & Permissions, Multimedia, Networking, Workspace, Appearance, Display, ...
Read/Write access to nearly all file systems: NTFS, FAT/exFAT, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, BtrFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, HFS+, JFS, UFS, XFS, ZFS
Software Manager: Downloads & Installs extra RPM packages from web repositories
System Tools: Expert Partitioner manages any types of disks, volumes, RAIDs, networking
File managers: Dolphin & Krusader let you browse, search, copy/move files & folders
Networking: Connection Manager configures Wired and Wireless (Wi-Fi) Connections, VPN, DSL, Mobile, Service Discovery, ...
Networking: Network Folder Wizard connects WebAdv, FTP, SSH & MS Windows shares
Internet: QupZilla web browser, Sylpheed email client, other utilities cab be downloaded from web repositories
Remote access: Remote Desktop Client supports RDP, SFTP, SSH, VNC secure connections
Status & health monitoring: Disks, SMART, RAM, CPU & Network monitoring utilities included
Graphics & multimedia: Image/Picture Viewers, Sound Mixer, CD/DVD Disc Burner
Security: Encrypted with TrueCrypt volumes and files can be attached and managed
Console terminals: Konsole Terminal, Super User Mode Terminal, XTerm & Telnet
Support tools: Ark Archiver, Calculator, Screen Capture, Info Centre, Clipboard Manager

Active@ UNDELETE features

Quick Scan and Advanced Disk Scan algorithms
Quick Scan detects deleted or damaged files and folders
Advanced Scan detects deleted volumes and files by signatures
Disk Image is created in raw format for future recovery purposes
Virtually rebuilds damaged RAID0-5 Arrays. RAID data recovery
Advanced Recovery mode recognizes files based on file signatures
Signature Files an be organized and renamed before recovery
Advanced Recovery mode recognizes files based on file signatures
Recovers deleted files from damaged, formatted, reformatted, or deleted partitions: NTFS/FAT/exFAT, ExtFS/BtrFS, HFS+, UFS
Scans partitions damaged by virus or with damaged MBR
Opens Disk Image and recovers files from it as from regular drive
Supports Hardware RAID Arrays and Software RAID Volumes
Visible representation of file or folder recoverability
Multiple Wizards for different recovery scenarios
Recovered files/folders can be saved on any local or network drives

Active@ Partition Recovery features

Supports SATA/eSATA/SSD/NVMe/SCSI disks & RAID arrays
Supports NTFS/FAT/exFAT,Ext2/3/4,BtrFS,UFS,HFS+ file systems
Scans partitions damaged by virus or with damaged MBR
Displays detected partition information & recoverability status
Creates a Raw Disk Image (compressed & non-compressed)
Restores MBR, Partition Table and Boot Sectors from the Backup
Allows to Fix damaged MBR and to Delete Invalid Partitions
Corrects BOOT.INI automatically (if needed) to keep the system bootable
Displays complete physical and logical drive information
Supports large (more than 2TB) size disks and volumes
Ability to preview partition files and folders before recovery
Ability to filter detected partitions by recoverability status and detected attributes
Creates Backup for MBR, Partition Table, Volume Boot Sectors
Restores detected partition information back to HDD
Corrects Volume Boot Sectors automatically and manually to keep the partition integrity
Last Chance recovery mode detects and recovers files by their pre-defined signatures

Active@ KillDisk features

Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space
Supports fixed disks, removable drives and Flash Media cards
Supports 24 security standards including DoD 5220.22-M
Supports simultaneous erasing of all detected disks (in parallel)
Displays detected drive and partition information
Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed
Supports Command Line mode (can be run with no user interaction)
Securely overwrites & destroys all data on physical or logical disk
Supports SATA / NVMe / USB / SSD / SCSI disks & RAID arrays
Supports large-sized drives (more than 2TB)
Erases with user-defined number of passes and user patterns
Customizable security levels
Erasing report is created and can be saved as a file
Scans NTFS/FAT/ExtFs/HFS+/UFS/BtrFS volumes and displays existing and deleted files and folders

Active@ Password Changer features

Recovers passwords from multiple partitions and hard disk drives
Ability to change (set or clear) user's account flags: "User must change password at next logon", "Password never expires", "Account is disabled", "Account is locked out"
Resets administrator's password, user's password,"User is Disabled" flag
Detects and displays all Microsoft Security Databases (SAM)
Displays all local users
Displays full account information for any local user
Ability to manage Logon time (permitted hours) for a local user
Sets "Password Never Expires" flag for user's account

Active@ Disk Backup features

Backup Disk Image
  • A copy of hard drives or disk partitions containing occupied sectors only
  • May contain any set of hard drives & partitions as well as an exact copy of a PC
  • Imaging and restoring basic or dynamic volumes
  • Supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, CDFS, UDF file systems
  • Different levels of compression
  • Splitting into chunks
  • Password protection
Raw Disk Image
  • A sector by sector copy of hard drives or disk partitions
  • Different level of compression
  • Splitting into chunks
Log Reports
  • The log file contains a detailed list of actions performed during each operation.
  • Three log formats supported: XML logs (used internally by software), plain text log (placed along with an image) and Windows Event logs.

Active@ Disk Editor features

Enhanced template view
Detailed MFT record information
Data Inspector
Working with images
Hiperlinks in templates
Side-by-side Compare and Edit
Fields coloring with data in tooltips
Extensive FAT/exFAT/NTFS/HFS+/Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/UFS support
Filling selection with a pattern
Unicode support
Quick Disk Info
Browse volume and file preview mode
Fast navigation points

Data Recovery

Data Utility

Data Security

Data Backup

CD/DVD Tools