TestDisk 7.2 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

  • Display disk serial number when selecting source disk
  • Add support for BeFS for EFI GPT and Mac partition table



  • When searching for partition, press '+' key to skip 5% of the disk.
  • exfat: Better utf-8 support when iconv is missing
  • APFS: Detect APFS partition

PhotoRec & QPhotoRec


  • Updated translation are available
  • Huge work to formally verify (Frama-C WP) most parsers code

New translations for QPhotoRec: Finnish, Polish, Greek (el), sv_SE and zh_CN

New file formats recovered by PhotoRec:

  • bbdoc
  • clip - Clip Studio Paint
  • drw - micrografx designer format
  • exr - OpenEXR v2
  • fbx: Kaydara 3D file
  • FCStd
  • hdf: Hierarchical Data Format 5
  • lz: lzip compressed file
  • Microsoft Jet DB / Sage Simply Accounting database
  • mtcx - Mathcad
  • rvt - Revit
  • shp/shx - Shaefile support
  • wad - Doom

Link to TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.1 release notes