Software updates to CnW Recovery Software

The policy for software updates is one of continuous development, rather than major releases.  This way, user requests can be added very quickly, rather than waiting for complete new release.  The list below shows various features, and dates of addition. The online, and program help is always kept up to date with any new feature. Bugs (all programs have them) are fixed as quickly as possible. Updates contain many small features and improvements.  The list below shows significant points, and grows almost every month. 

An update may be downloaded at anytime, by just downloading the program, and reinstalling. There is no need to uninstall before loading new the version.  Your registration key will always work, though an expired 30 day licence will only work in demo mode.

January 2019

    V5.34 Improved support for Canon EOS recovery

February 2018

    5.29  Support for ‘JPEG’ Canon video files

November 2017

    V5.27 Support for Samsung HMX-Q10 video

    V5.26 small change to support a Sony video format

October 2017

    V5.25 Improvenments for Canon EOS

February 2017

    V5.20 Canon Vixia video camera supported

January 2017

    V5.19 Improved support for Canon EOS 8

December 2016

    V5.16, small changes to file filter operation

September 2016

    V5.15 Beta version of video file scanning from large hard drive, very limited features

June 2016

    V5.14, Extra PMW support

May 2016

    V5.12.  Improved support for deleted PMW-150 video files, including 2K sector size

    V5.11 Website updated to be secure,  HTTPS://

April 2016

    V5.10, redirecting files where signature has failed on NTFS disks, Failed JPGs when carving are saved in different directory

March 2016

    V5.09, can select range of scanning in AVCHD wizard.

February 2016

    V5.08  Improved verification of EOS files, and faster recovery

    V5.07  Supports AVCHD M2T files

January 2016

    V5.04  Support for 4K sector sizes with NTFS disks.  Scanning for catalog entries on an HFS+ disk has been implemented

December 2015

    V5.02  Process fragmented headers on Canon HF-G30 videos

November 2015

    V5.01  Support for Canon HF-G30 camera

    V5.00  New option in RAID to concatenate JBOD

October 2015

    V4.99 Sanyo E1 video recovery added for deleted files

September 2015

    V4.98 Support for Canon SX600 camera.  Improved support for XFS greater than 2TB

    V4.97  Support to image disks greater than 2TB.  Enhancements for Canon EOS recovery

August 2015

    V4.96 Demo now saves .bmp thumbnails in output directory.  AVCHD updates

    V4.95 Support for Panasonic Lumix GH4 video on SD memory chip

July 2015

    V4.93 - Improved recovery of Panasonic Lumix videos

    V4.92 - Small updates for GoPro

May 2015

    V4.89 - improved speed for GoPro recovery

April 2015

    V4.86 - small changes to AVCHD fragment matching

    V4.82 improved fragment matching with AVCHD - uses frame times

March 2015

    V4.81  GoPro updates

February 2015

    V4.79  Additional variation of GoPro added  (GoPro Hero)

    V4.78  Improved first frame on some GoPro recoveries

December 2014

    V4.76 Enhanced detection of EOS video files for MP4 Wizard

    V4.75 Problem fixed (hopefully) where virtual CD ROM drives caused problems with program initialisation

November 2014

    V4.72 Support for GoPro Silver.  Improved support for large XFS files and directories.

    V4.70  Partial support for GoPro Hero Silver versions

October 2014

    V4.69 Additional file selection with exFAT routine

    V4.68  Improved dates on AVCHD, larger XFS files supported

    V4.67  Dates added to some of the AVCHD wizard files

September 2014

    V4.66 New time interval added for AVCHD/MTS recovery wizard

    V4.65 Reduced memory requirements for MP4 Wizard

August 2014

    V4.64 AVI wizard now supports reconstruction of both idx1 and ix00 index types

    V4.63 Most recent video thumbnails will scroll through on Wizard functions.  CnW video recovery works where most software packages fail.

    V4.62 Improved displaying of video thumbails on the demo

    V4.61 Improved reconstruction of GoPro files on FAT32 devices.

    4.60  AVI Wizard will display thumbnails of some videos, improvements with fragmented file support.

    4.58 AVI Wizard supports files with missing header

July 2014

    4.55 RAID-6 (provisional) added

    4.53 Better support for exFAT with MP4 wizard

June 2014

    4.52 Support for MP4s greater than 4GB being added

May 2014

    V4.51 Will write images to disk drives on Windows 7&8 (Commercial version only)

April 2014

    V4.49  Photo wizard displays thumbnails. AVI thumbnails are displayed

March 2014

    V4.48 Demo will display thumbnail on MP4 Wizard for some types of file

    V4.47 Thumbnail for some videos displayed on recovery (not demo yet)

    V4.46 Improved support for large GoPro memory chips

February 2014

    V4.44, Support for larger cluster sizes in MP4 wizard

    V4.44 Frozen version for XP computers

January 2014

    V4.43 Support for deleted GoPro Hero 3+ Black files from a multiplexed stream - ie high and low resolution

    V4.42  Preliminary version of AVI wizard added.  Extra time interval value for AVCHD and extra support for large exFAT clusters

    V4.41  MP4 wizard can select video type to recover - useful when multiple types of video on a hard drive

December 2013

    V4.40 Good support in MP4 wizard for Sony PWM-F3 deleted files

    V4.39  Small updates to MP4 wizard

November 2013

    V4.37 Forensic disk scan can save a disk image, and will log some details.  More details will be logged in next release.

    V4.36.  Larger cluster sizes for exFAT drives supported, improved speed for forensic disk scan, MP4 wizard updates.

October 2013

    V4.33 Additional recovery mode for MP4 wizard

September 2013

    V4.32 GoPro Hero 3 mixed deleted files can be recovered

August 2013

    V4.30 Extra fragmented MP4 function added for wizard

July 2013

    V4.29 More variations of MP4 included in wizard

    V4.27 More updates on MP4 Wiard, including fragment GoPro files

    V4.25 Status message when file filter used, plus warning messages.

June 2013

    V4.24 Support for GoPro video recovery, MP4 wizard

    V4.22 Enhances made to Formatted wizard - includes filter for unnecessary files

May 2013

    V4.20 Small changes

April 2013

    V4.18 Extra detection for corrupted NTFS disks

March 2013

    V4.17 Some carved files can be selected on dates with file filter - depends on file type.

    V4.14 - more MP4 modes detected in wizard

February 2013

    V4.12, Longer directories for XFS, and more MP4 wizard updates

January 2013

    V4.11 Updates to MP4 wizard - displays codecs

    V4.10 MP4 wizard, small enhancements.  Beta version of DOCX and ZIP wizard

December 2012

    V4.06 Further developments on MP4 wizard

    V4.05  Small enhancements to MP4 wizard, maximum drives handled now 19  (was 9)

November 2012

    V4.04 Will block sleep/hibernation mode of PC while recovering files.  Small additions to MP4 wizard

    V4.03  Multiple partitions support for HP MediaVault

October 2012

    V4.01 Manual selection of Linux files - tested on Windows 8

    V3.99 Changes to AVCHD wizard.

    V3.98 - improved recognition of Ext4 disks.  Beta version of 3GP wizard - very limited functions

September 2012

    3.96  Small changes to forensic report and reading Mac disks

August 2012

    3.95 Improved defragmenting of Word DOCX files, ODT files recognised.  Two hex codes displayed in log if signature is not recognised

    3.92 Detects fake memory chips.

    3.91  AVCHD no longer has a limit of 128GB for total size of recovery

July 2012

    3.90 Improved support form AVCHD recovery from non FAT disks

    3.89 Extra apple failure modes supported.

May 2012

    3.87 New routine for AVCHD Wizard.  More modes for reconstructing missing .AVI indexes.

    3.86 Improved merging of AVCHD files in wizard function

    3.85 Improved support for Reiser scanning and automatic detection of HP MediaVault configuration

April 2012

    3.81 Reiser files (HP MediaVault) can now be selected by file or directory from user interface

    3.80 Support for simple Ext4 files - still in development phase

March 2012

    3.78 Displays type of Linux/Unix disk being recovered

    3.75  Option to skip verify on carving.  Enhanced 3GP defragmentation

February 2012

    3.71 Zip and DOCX files can be defragmented after carving

    3.69 Word .DOCX have date added when carved

January 2012

    3.67 Improved support for fragmented AVI files

    3.66 Improved support for XFS disks.  Log subdirectory automatically compressed with NTFS compression.  Reiser files greater than 4GB can be read

    3.63 Reiser files listing shown on screen, and addition help for Reiser configuration in the Corrupted disk wizard

December 2011

    3.62 VM Virtual disk format handled (forensic option only)

    3.61, some enhancements to AVCHD and 3GP defragmenting

November 2011

    3.60 Extra support for defragmenting deleted .3GP, .MOV files from FAT32 devices.

    3.58 Options for different time frame intervals on AVCHD recovery

    3.55 Improved Encase .E01 support

October 2011

    3.54 SHA-256 hashing may be optionally disabled

    3.53 Enhanced supported for fragmented .MOV files.  Can read QIC113 backup files

September 2011

    3.52 AVCHD wizard function

August 2011

    3.51 AVCHD / MTS files can be defragmented.

    3.50 MPEG-1 audio streams supported when creating .IFO files on video disks

    3.48 Further development on keyword searching - log can be sorted.  Keyword searching added to forensic report.

July 2011

    3.47 Small changes to the way DVDs are recovered with more than 99 chapters.

    3.46 Uni-code added to keyword search

June 2011

    3.45 Keyword search exported with log info, keyword file can be viewed from log.  The download is now signed with a certificate registered to Michael Stephen Cotgrove

    3.44 First version of keyword search added for FAT and NTFS disks (commercial and forensic options only). Not uni-code yet

May 2011

    3.41 Reiser files recovered when first superblock is missing

    3.40 Extra MP4 type files detected in data carving

    3.39 Changes to JPEG defragmenting

April 2011

    3.37 Changed routine for defragmenting JPEGs

    3.36  Alternate Data Streams extracted from NTFS disks

    3.35 Improvements on 3GP and MP4 defragmenting

March 2011

    3.33 Slightly faster copy/imaging speed.  A reminder has been added if software is not updated after 3 months.

February 2011

    3.32 Reiser FS included as part of wizard - also shows directories while in restore process.

    3.31 Multiple strings can be searched for as part of data carving - forensic only option.

    3.29 Improved support for fragmented 3GP, MP4 files in ftyp-mdat-moov sequence.

January 2011

    3.28 Mini DVDs can be recovered, and then a new DVD created within CnW

    3.27 Apple resource fork modified to allow copying of short cuts and hyperlinks on systems where the links are not valid.

    3.26 Function to download and extract NSRL MD5 hash values for standard files (Forensic option only).  Dongle drivers now a separate download.

    3.25 Will process fragmented .3GP files <16MB in length and in ftyp-moov-mdat sequence

    3.24 Verification of 3GP/MP4 files

December 2010

    3.23 Will recover many Reiser FS deleted and lost files

    3.22 Extra testing on XFS files

November 2010

    3.21 Improved ReiserFS support - for HP MediaVault

    3.20 3GP video files detected in carving

October 2010

    V3.17 improved JBOD operation for HP Media vault

    V3.12, improved photo defragmenting.  Support for missing drives in RAID-5

    V3.11, improved carving of fragmented AVI files. 

September 2010

    V.308 Improved RAID support

    V3.07  Support for deleted XFS added

August 2010

    3.04  Support for dongle on Windows 7 64 bit

    3.02 Mini-DVD wizard displays thumbnails of video chapters on recovery

    3.00 released with new Wizard functions

    Improved support for Linux Ext2/3 disks

July 2010

    Reiser FS, first release in V3 Beta version

    2.86 development of Formatted wizard function

June 2010

May 2010

    2.74  Image raw split into separate functions of Data Carve and Disk Image

    2.73 New Fragmented AVI routine

April 2010

    2.71 More XFS improvements, supports Version 1 inodes

    2.68  Improved Unix XFS support.  Enhanced routines for fragmented photo recovery

March 2010

    2.67  Increased speed for defragmenting photos.  Small improvement to MTF (.BKF) file recovery

    2.66  Small enhancements - development for RAID systems taking place

January 2010

    2.65 First support for Unix XFS disks.  4096 byte sectors supported for FAT32 - iPod disks


Older updates - 2009 and older


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