Free Data Recovery
TestDisk and PhotoRec Free Data Recovery
TestDisk Free Data Recovery
TestDisk and PhotoRec Free Data Recovery are OpenSource Software, Freeware and are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL v2+).
TestDisk is effective Free Data Recovery software! That it was mainly developed to help recover lost partitions and/or generate non-booting disks bootable again while these symptoms are caused by wrong software, specific types of viruses or human error (for example accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery utilizing by TestDisk Free Data Recovery is very easy.
TestDisk Free Data Recovery can:
- Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
- Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
- Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
- Fix FAT tables
- Rebuild NTFS boot sector
- Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
- Fix MFT using MFT mirror
- Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
- Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
- Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
TestDisk Free Data Recovery has features for both novices and experts. For those who know little or nothing about data recovery techniques, TestDisk Data Recovery can be used to collect detailed information about a non-booting drive which can then be sent to a tech for further analysis. Those more familiar with such procedures should find TestDisk a handy tool in performing onsite recovery.
PhotoRec, Digital Picture and Free Data Recovery
PhotoRec is files data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
PhotoRec digital picture and free data recovery is open source multi-platform application. Distributed under GNU General Public License (GPLV v2+). PhotoRec free data recovery is a companion program to TestDisk free data recovery, an app for recovering lost partitions on a wide variety of file systems and making non-bootable disks bootable again. You can download them from this link.
For more safety, PhotoRec uses read-only access to handle the drive or memory card you are about to recover lost data from.
Important: As soon as a pic or file is accidentally deleted, or you discover any missing, do NOT save any more pics or files to that memory device or hard disk drive, otherwise you may overwrite your lost data. This means that while using PhotoRec free data recovery, you must not choose to write the recovered files to the same partition they were stored on.
TestDisk and PhotoRec Free Data Recovery can run under
- DOS (either real or in a Windows 9x DOS-box),
- Windows (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7 (x86 & x64),
- FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
- SunOS and
- MacOS X
Downloads: TestDisk and PhotoRec Free Data Recovery