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July 7, 2019
TestDisk, Data Recovery
TestDisk is OpenSource software and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL v2+).
TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It 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). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
- 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 has features for both novices and experts. For those who know little or nothing about data recovery techniques, TestDisk 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.
TestDisk can run under
- DOS (either real or in a Windows 9x DOS-box),
- Windows / Windows Server
- FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
- SunOS and
- MacOS X
Download binary executables and source files for DOS, Win32, MacOSX and Linux.
- Online documentation
- testdisk.pdf More than 60 pages about data recovery using TestDisk & PhotoRec and other tools
- TestDisk Step by Step to recover lost partitions and repair damaged FAT/NTFS boot sector
- TestDisk and Live rescue cd
- TestDisk compilation. Developers are welcome to contribute code to TestDisk & PhotoRec.
- Recover deleted files
- Recover deleted files from NTFS partition
- Undelete files and directories from FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT filesystem. FAT file systems are commonly found on flash memory cards, digital cameras, and many other portable devices.
- Undelete files from ext2 filesystem
- Recovery examples
- Computer forensics self training using TestDisk & PhotoRec
- Running the TestDisk Program , a menu by menu explanation
- TestDisk FAQ
- TestDisk & PhotoRec In The News
- TestDisk Team
To recover lost pictures or files from digital camera or harddisk, run the PhotoRec command.
TestDisk can find lost partitions for all of these file systems:
- BeFS ( BeOS )
- BSD disklabel ( FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD )
- CramFS, Compressed File System
- DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
- XBox FATX
- Windows exFAT
- HFS, HFS+ and HFSX, Hierarchical File System
- JFS, IBM's Journaled File System
- Linux btrfs
- Linux ext2, ext3 and ext4
- Linux GFS2
- Linux LUKS encrypted partition
- Linux RAID md 0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2
- RAID 1: mirroring
- RAID 4: striped array with parity device
- RAID 5: striped array with distributed parity information
- RAID 6: striped array with distributed dual redundancy information
- Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
- LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
- Mac partition map
- Novell Storage Services NSS
- NTFS ( Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 )
- ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4
- Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
- Unix File System UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/...)
- XFS, SGI's Journaled File System
- Wii WBFS
- Sun ZFS
TestDisk home: https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk.
TestDisk forum: https://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/