TestDisk is a data recovery software that is designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again. This can be caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses, or of course human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table).
Release now includes also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.
The program is cross-platform and offers recovery tools for a long list file systems.
Note: read the documentation and use with caution: this program can easily made dramatic and difficult to reverse system modifications.
|System Requirements:||Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||None|
|How to extract:||
|What's new?||see http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_6.13_Release|
terryp on 2009-12-19 19:27
This program is not the easiest to use, but in my opinion, it's the most most powerful freeware of its type. I have recovered lost partitions, MBRs, etc when all others failed. Thanks to the author for making this available.
Tomdebomb on 2010-02-18 08:58
Works great even recovering lost partitions intact which a lot of recovery software can not do.
webfork on 2010-06-04 19:03See all 7›
Partition table got corrupted and this program was able to get my files off the drive. Whew.
Disk2vhd is a utility that can create live "snapshots" of Windows volumes, allowing you to duplicate/backup systems while running. The program creates Virtual Hard Disk files (.VHD, Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) from physical disks and can be used in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).
Disk2vhd uses Windows’ own Volume Snapshot capability introduced in XP to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).
|System Requirements:||WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||
Application folder, and a single registry key as with all Sysinternal applications.
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch disk2vhd.exe.|
Midas on 2012-06-22 13:32
Windows 7 seems to be able to boot images created by Disk2vhd, which is actually rather useful -- not to mention übercool... ;º)
abc on 2012-06-23 02:00
It's by Sysinternals, of course. just get their Sysinternals Suite: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062 and you'll have this plus many other cool utilities.
OliverJ on 2013-04-05 12:18Add comment 3›
Found an easy way to use disk2vhd for Hyper-V p2v: http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/using-disk2vhd-for-physical-to-virtual-conversions-p2v/
PartitionRecovery is an application to recover the partitions which have been accidentally deleted. It works with FAT32 and NTFS partitions.
|System Requirements:||Win2K / WinXP / Vista|
|Writes settings to:||none|
|How to extract:||Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch it by double-clicking on PartitionRecovery.exe.|
linuxamp on 2007-11-30 21:21
Not much help if you're trying to recover your unbootable Windows partition unless you have another Windows PC from which to run this Windows app.
Marc on 2007-12-02 01:05
The Tools doesn't work. It generates a C++ error and the author doesn't react on emails
NuLL on 2008-08-22 15:04Add comment 3›
This is a lossy file copying program i.e. it will skip those parts of the file it cannot read without aborting. It is optimized for recovering corrupt video data from CDs. It can be configured to skip a certain number of kbytes on read error, or to keep on trying under the read succeeds.
|System Requirements:||Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista|
|Writes settings to:||None|
|How to extract:||Download the single EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch the program by double-clicking cdcopy.exe.|
Pedro Reyes on 2008-09-18 00:34
HomerJ on 2008-09-29 07:40Add comment 2›
Downloadlink still broken.