TestDisk 7.1 Release

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TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery program! 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 your Partition Table).

PhotoRec is a File Recovery program designed to recover lost files; including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks, CDRom and lost pictures from digital camera memory (thus, its Photo Recovery name). PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it can still find files even if your media's filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted (overwritten data, of course, can not be recovered).

You can download the latest version from https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download.

General Improvements

  • It should be possible to reproduce, byte for byte, every build of testdisk package in Debian https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
  • Windows: Identify again the device model (Regression present in 7.0 version)



  • Ask confirmation when user quits the list of partitions found by TestDisk

Bug fixes

PhotoRec & QPhotoRec


  • Log the correct filenames in photorec.log file
  • Reduced false positives for tar
  • Fix recovery of mobius camera videos.
  • Fix recovery of progressive jpeg
  • Extract the filesize from sqlite header when available
  • Recover more fragmented files

New file formats recovered by PhotoRec:

  • .aes: Synology AES key files
  • .axp: Pinnacle Studio
  • .bdm: AVHCD index
  • .cpi: AVCHD Clip Information
  • .DS_Store: Apple Desktop Services Store
  • .dvr: RT60
  • .gi: Roxio Creator
  • .gpx: Guitar Pro 6
  • .gp4: Guitar Pro 4
  • .iam/.ipt Autodesk Inventor part
  • .icns: Apple Icon Image
  • .jsonlz4: Mozilla bookmarks
  • .lyx LyX 2.X
  • .mpl: AVHCD playlist
  • .tg Tux Guitar 1.2
  • .vdj: VirtualDJ
  • .wee: weecast
  • .xar: XAR Archive

Link to TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.0 release notes