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PhotoRec v7.0 Updated

Midas on 19 Apr 2015
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Jack Ruffey

PhotoRec is designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CDROMs and removable storage. It recognizes the header formats of supported file types, so it will work even if the filesystem is severely damaged or formatted.

Download includes the also-portable TestDisk.

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System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application files are located in the win subfolder
  3. Launch photorec_win.exe
What's new? Improvements:
  • Reduced false positives for more than 80 file formats.
  • .gif: fix filesize detection
  • .flv: add Flash filesize detection
  • .mpg: detect filesize for MPEG
  • .ra: detect filesize for RealAudio3
  • Improved algorithm to deal with data fragmentation resulting in a general speed increased
  • Speedup brute-force mode. Brute-force mode can recover more fragmented files, but it's still slow and not 100% reliable. You can enable it in PhotoRec Options menu.
New file formats recovered by PhotoRec:
  • .3dm: Rhino / openNURBS
  • .ari: ARRI Raw Video
  • .camrec: Camtasia Studio
  • .dad: Micae DVR
  • .dcm: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
  • .fp12: File Maker Pro 12
  • .kra: Krita
  • .mlv: Magic Lantern Video
  • .notebook: SMART notebook
  • .ora: Mypaint
  • .red: RED2 video format
  • .rlv: Revelation password
  • .vbm: Veeam Backup Metadata
  • .woff: Web Open Font Format
Latest comments
Bill G on 2008-10-22 15:02

This is by FAR the ABSOLUTE BEST recovery software I've ever used. I do wish that it had a window interface... but it just recovered files that would've taken me 2 hours to recreate. Fantastic. (By the way... I tried 3 other favorites including RECUVA before using this. None of them worked. This did. I think RECUVA probably would've worked with a deep scan, but I don't have the 2 hours to sit and wait for that hope!)

Doc on 2010-07-01 17:13

Need administrator rights.

Mick G on 2010-07-02 10:53

The functionality of this Photorec *free* program is great. The fact that it is free is even better. I've tried it, I like it, i will use it again and I WILL DONATE (honest guv). Fair is fair. Good Karma.

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Recuva v1.52.1086 Updated

Checker on 8 Apr 2015
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Recuva (pronounced "recover") helps recover files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.

The program has a friendly "wizard"-style set up for finding documents by type (pictures, documents, etc.) or an advanced mode to search manually through all deleted files.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 'Portable' ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Recuva.exe.
What's new?
  • Added Ext4 file system support.
  • Improved NTFS Deep Scan.
  • Improved accuracy of scan statistics.
  • Improved VHD Image loading (Recuva Professional only).
  • Improved localization and language support.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Minor tweaks and fixes.
Latest comments
Just Art on 2010-06-18 00:55

This program has saved my butt twice now. The first time was a massive cut and paste operation from a camera flash drive to a hard disk The cut worked, the paste failed and all the .jpg files looked to have been deleted. Recuva saved the day! It got 'em all back. Today a woman pulled the flash card out of the camera hot and whatever happened, it then looked like it wasn't formatted. Neither the computer nor Recuva could find anything. So, we did a quick format and then ran Recuva - viola! All the .jpgs on that flash card (two hours worth of work) were ALL recovered! Talk about a butt-save operation!! Awsome!

Rick70 on 2011-05-11 15:06

Be careful, Recuva can view all deleted and un deleted images even ones on a pass word protected USB drive. So if you think your sensitive images are safe with a pass word just run recuva and you will be able to view all your pass word protected images without using your pass word.

avi-aryan on 2013-09-16 10:05

I use HandyRecovery for years; light, easy to use and actually works.
Haven't ever tried Recuva.

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Encopy v5.26 Updated

I am Baas on 8 Apr 2015
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

Encopy rescues data from damaged media when standard system copy fails, freezes and or rejects the media. In cases where it is not possible to perform a full recovery, Encopy will try to copy as much data as possible from the damaged files.

Great for use in getting whatever data off a scratched CD or DVD whose copy would otherwise give up on a read error.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Personal use only
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch encopy5.exe.
What's new? v5.26, released 14th June 2012
  • Optimized and minimized code
  • Design fixes
  • Few small bugs fixed
View Full Changelog Here
Latest comments
Peter Smith on 2009-11-13 19:59

Broken link. Geocities closed.

EndlessHorizons on 2009-11-25 22:14

This tool can be downloaded from here: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Encopy-Download-21693.html

disapointed on 2010-01-10 17:16

Absolute useless software.

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Undelete 360 v2.16

Emka on 15 Dec 2013

Undelete 360 recovers files unintentionally removed from your computer. It is made on fast and efficient algorithm that browse, search and recover files lost due to a different factors including accidental deleting, viruses, software or computer failures. It can recover files deleted from your Computer drives, USB drives, camera devices, memory cards and supports both file recovery and folder recovery.

For files you really don't want on your computer, it also supports secure file deletion.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, GDIPLUS.DLL on Windows 2000
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download undelete-360.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-11-17 23:58

I had some good luck with this program recovering a file that Recuva could not recover. So I think it's good to use both programs.

smaragdus on 2013-12-15 21:35

The last version of Undelete 360- 2.1.6, is not really free but crippled- if the user clicks on 'Wipe Files' it says 'Wipe Files is not available in the Freeware version' and it offers to upgrade to Full version- http://www.undelete360.com/buynow.html
The last totally free and uncrippled version of Undelete 360 is 2.1.5.24. I can upload it if needed.

Midas on 2013-12-16 10:53

I haven't verified what smaragdus asserted, but if true then IMHO Undelete 360 should be frozen at the last freeware version...

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NTFS Undelete v0.94

Emka on 15 Dec 2013
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

NTFS Undelete is a straightforward tool that allows you to recover deleted files. It recovers files directly from hard drive, bypassing the Recycle Bin.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: MSVCR71.DLL and MSVCP71.DLL
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NTFSUndelete.exe.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2012-06-24 05:30

@Midas

There is one now.

Midas on 2012-06-25 14:42

Thanks for that, I am Baas.

smaragdus on 2013-12-15 21:24

'About' says it's NTFS Undelete 0.93.

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