The ReFS file system (also known as “Protogon”) is the latest out-of-the-box version of a system service from the Windows developers and has received many improvements to improve its overall performance and resiliency.
Structurally, it uses B + trees for its work. The main element is the “Catalog”, the key to which will be the object number, and the “leaves” will be the records. Records contain information about the directory, index information about items, structural information description, data about the file and its fragments.
In terms of security, the file system significantly exceeds the previous options. Unfortunately, sometimes in it you also need to resort to the operation of recovering files lost for various reasons. Next, we will compare different types of third-party recovery software and share our experience.