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By Samer Kurdi on October 3, 2012
PhotoRec was the only program tested that was able to identify AND recover files from the corrupt hide drive we tested it with. It also recovered files from both FAT and NTFS with a very high recovery ratio, even if not the highest.
By John Carter - Prescott Mac User Group, October 2012
By Miroslav Mocek, 2012/08/26.
By Nathan Riley, 2012/05/16
By Cyryl Plotnicki, 2012/04/01
By Serdar Yegulalp, 2012/03/06: As a result, I recommend PhotoRec for tech-savvy users.
By Alex Wagner, 2012/02/09 PhotoRec can recover lost data from the SxS Pro cards to which the Arri Alexa records after A Quick Format.
- Aussie Geek Podcast ep #42 review starts at 59:43
Hosts: Dave Gray, Keith Murray. 2011/02/28
By Andrew Currie, 2011/01/03
By Philippe Richard, 2010/11/29 - PhotoRec has been used to recover confidential data from Cybercafe
By Sean Kearney on 2010/11/21
By Daisuke Tanaka, 2010/11/08
By Julie Pichon, 2010/10/30
By Ariel Torres, 2010/08/20
By Nguyễn Hoàng Long on Mar 22, 2010
By Rick Mitchell, 2009/11/20
By Ashraf on 11 October 2009
TestDisk & PhotoRec have been added to F-Secure Rescue CD 3.11
By Tuukka, 2009/09/22
By Charles Jones, 2009/08/05
By Scott Nesbitt, 2009/08/02
By Anna Marinoni, 2009/07/27
By Troy Ingram, 2009/07/12
By Brent Midwood, 2009/07/09
By Hisham Rana, 2009/04/28
By Jill, 2009/04/22
By Janek Thomaschewski, 2009/03/28
By Yuri Carlenzoli, 2009/03/22
By eineki, 2009/03/05
By Fran, 2009/03/12
By foxcarlos, 2009/03/01
By Olzen Khaw, 2009/01/28
By Pierluigi Emmulo, 2009/01/23
By Shane McCallum, 2009/01/18
By Paolo Smedile, 2009/01/03
By Jeffrey Friedl, 2008/12/03
By Fiona Meg Riessler, 2008/12/01
By Salvatore Aranzulla, 2008/11/04
By Stephan Wiesend, 2008/09/16
By Mark Keller, 2008/09/12
By Paul Salmon, 2008/09/03
Kaspersky Lab, 2008/06/04: After encrypting files, the virus deletes the original but PhotoRec can recover it.
Source: CNet TV, 2008/05/28
By Abel Cheung, 2008/05/26
The conclusion of this comparative is “scalpel is utterly useless when discovering digital photos, while other 4 tools (foremost, photorec, magicrescue, recoverjpeg) achieve similar degree of recovery, with PhotoRec edging out the other 3.”
By Mike Wojo, 2008/04/13
Source: Il Fornaio, 2008/03/27
By Dale Al Teclado, 2008/02/11
Source: Tux-planet, Linux et les Logiciels libres, 2008/01/15
By Carsten Knobloch, 2008/01/10
Author: Kent Brewster
Author: Falko Timme
By: David Pearson
Imagine my horror when I went to process the photos on my memory card only to find that they were gone. And these weren't just any photos, but rather a day's worth of before and after photos of patients (in my real life, I'm a facial plastic surgeon)...
- Data Carving with PhotoRec to retrieve deleted files from formatted drives for forensics and disaster recovery.
Author: Adrian Crenshaw
This video introduces the concept of data carving/file carving for recovering deleted files, even after a drive has been formatted.
Source: n0id's blog
Source: My PKB's blog
Author: Duncan Hill
How to make the CEO happy by recovering his daughter’s desktop.
- Memories of a Media Card (Slashdot)
Anyone who has upgraded their digital camera probably has a few older, incompatible media cards lying around — so why not post them on Ebay? Well, if you do, be sure to properly wipe them because the digital voyeurs are watching. Seth Fogie at InformIT.com purchased a bunch of used cards from Ebay and found recoverable data on most of them. Using the freely available PhotoRec application, he was able to extract pictures, movies, and more from apparently formatted cards. The picture is clear — wipe anything that can store digital data before getting rid of it.
Author: Seth Fogie
Author: KaruppuSwamy Thangaraj
Author: Martin Bartoň
- TestDisk & PhotoRec (Japanese)
- How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive
By: Shawn Hermans - Linux.com
Recently I wanted to make sure I had enough space to back up my home digital videos and pictures, so I purchased a new hard drive to add to my home Linux server. I moved all the files I wanted to save onto a single hard drive and repartitioned the old hard drive so I could upgrade to a newer version of Linux. After going through the process of reinstalling the operating system, I mounted the backup hard drive and discovered that it was empty. I had some how mixed up the hard drive I used to back up all the data with a hard drive that I wanted to wipe. Because I had done such a poor job of retaining backups on external media, I did not have any backups of my pictures and videos.
Author: Ionut Ilascu, Softpedia
Author: Jeff Potts
Authot: Ido Perelmutter
Author: Carlos E. Morimoto
Author: tahiti - MacOSXHints.com
Author: Falkra - libellules.ch
- TESTDISK, The Holy Grail
- Using the TestDisk Recovery Utility to Recover a FAT32 'Lost' Partition
- Hard Drive Data Recovery: Freeware Data Recovery Programs
TestDisk home: cgsecurity.org.