February 18, 2008

Powerful data recovery software for free download

TestDisk and Photorec are powerful free data recovery software available for download under GPL license. TestDisk was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition table, etc).

While Photorec helps to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures from digital camera memory, etc. Both the applications are available in a single package and run under Windows all, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OSX and Sun Solaris.
Testdisk can perform the job like - 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 Backup SuperBlock.
Photorec recognizes numerous file format including ZIP, Office, PDF, HTML, JPEG and various graphics file formats and works with HardDisks, Cdrom, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SecureDigital, SmartMedia, Microdrive, MMC, USB Memory Drives, etc.

Full documentation and other details available at Cgsecurity

However, in my opinion, this program is not very user friendly. We should have some knowledge about different file system, partition and all to operate it. However this is powerful software in this category and is free.

Requirement: Window all, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Sun Solaris

License: Open Source

File size: 2.7Mb


1 comment:

  1. For data recovery advise-zip file recovery,program supports Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista,application is the fact that it employs several heuristic algorithms and methods to repair zip file or recover information from damaged zip files, use of multiple algorithms allows the program to minimize data loss during zip recovery, therefore the user sees as much as possible about the files being recovered,will have to enter the password when prompted and the application will make a fix zip file attempt using the specified password.