TestDisk v7.0

billon on 15 Jul 2017
  • 28MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

TestDisk is a powerful drive and 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).

The program is cross-platform with recovery tools for a long list file systems and includes the also-portable recovery software PhotoRec.

Note: Use with caution; it's recommended that you read the documentation and take your time. The software can easily made dramatic and difficult-to-reverse system modifications.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch testdisk_win.exe.
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12 comments on TestDisk  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

NiznaZ 2008-07-18 21:33

This software saved me several times, where other softwares failed to do so.

HDLover 2008-07-19 23:56

Like NiznaZ, this software saved me from some really unexpected drive changes that resulted in explorer being unable to see any info on the hard disk. By restoring the partition table with this software I got back all four logical drives and their data.

ega 2008-08-09 16:09

I need test disk v6.10 for recovery my hardisk.thank you

John 2009-12-04 16:28

Not very intuitive, but very powerful. Has saved me when the partition table becomes borked and a partition becomes unreadable. Lets me change partition type (useful to manually unhide a partition)

terryp 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 2010-02-18 08:58

Works great even recovering lost partitions intact which a lot of recovery software can not do.

webfork 2010-06-04 19:03

Partition table got corrupted and this program was able to get my files off the drive. Whew.

Specular 2014-02-21 03:08

Seriously great utilities. Helped recover several GBs of files from an external drive that became unrecognized in Windows.

Used the image creation tool to first create an image, then used PhotoRec to recover the contents (probably could have skipped the image creation part in hindsight). The only downside to the process is PhotoRec takes forever to complete, and was the filenames were lost.

v6.14

bzl333 2015-02-07 19:44

must be for experts because i had difficult time trying to locate missing/corrupted partition. Problem is it shows partition sector size + start/end sectors and not size in GB so i'm looking at a bunch of numbers that don't mean anything to me compared to usual view of a file explorer or typical partition manager program. Also didn't show partition names for me (like WinXP C:, Media Files D:, etc) except for the linux ones for some reason.

v6.14

Midas 2015-02-08 12:48

@bzl333: TestDisk is a multi-platform tool, so it has to speak some kind of computing Esperanto -- Linux users would be as puzzled as you are if it was the other way around... so you're right, it's an expert tool, as noted above.

v6.14

shnbwmn 2015-12-29 14:49

I'm sure this program is fantastic, if I can only figure out how to use it.

v6.14

webfork 2015-12-30 00:36

shnbwmn: The documentation on the website gives an effective breakdown: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

v7.0

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