Open Source data recovery software (Linux, Mac, PC)

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Open Source data recovery software (Linux, Mac, PC)
« on: Jul 29, 2010, 10:46 AM »
This is a great software that will help you get back your deleted files on any OS, ya all the OS like Linux, Mac or PC. And its open source so its totally free to use for lifetime.

Operating system it works on:
  • Windows (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7),
    FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD,
    SunOS and
    MacOS X

Here's what they say about their software:
TestDisk is OpenSource software and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

TestDisk is a 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.

TestDisk can

  •     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
        Undelete files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
        Copy files from deleted FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3 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.

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