TestDisk & PhotoRec

TestDisk & PhotoRec

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 83 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.9
  • Total Downloads:
    175,839
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    513
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Recovered FORMATTED SD CARD AND DVD RW"

July 17, 2008  |  By agubosqui

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

It´s a great program and I fully recommend it.

Cons

when a run the program appears in the task menu a file ¨CONIME.EXE¨ that appeard in the System32 folder when I installed this program, I was looking about the file in the net and it´s called a backdoor that hacker uses, please what can you tell me about this? thankx.

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5 stars

"A life saver!"

July 15, 2008  |  By razorcat70

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

Quickly found my lost partition and restored perfectly....And it was free. It just doesn't get any better than that!

Cons

No pretty interface, but compared to how it performs and the price, that's not a concern at all.

Summary

My internal hard drive was failing, so I verified that I had all important files backed up to an external hard drive (music, financial stuff, tax info, and years and years worth of irreplacable family photos). Then like a big doofus, I promptly deleted the partitions of both the internal and external drive. I couldn't bear the thought of losing all that data, especially the photos. I found this software and gave it a try. Within a couple of minutes, I had every lost file back. A huge thanks to the writers of this software. I've never left a review here before, but felt compelled to after using this software.

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5 stars

"bit complicated but effective software"

May 30, 2008  |  By kemo_uk

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

1-)first of all my (avira) anti-virus prog rejected the prog download due to "virus" found!? I ignored and downloaded. Installation complicated; program works in MS-DOS mode. or at least this was what I could... Other software I downloaded were recognizing the lost partitions but asking hefty money for recovery. Indedd I paid and purchased a program called "Recover Data for FAT & NTFS" which was useless for me; I wasted my money.

Then I installed this program. I belive everybody has a diffrent type problem but my external usb hard disk first partitioned then one partition converted from FAT32 to NTFS and then both partitions merged to one disk, then of course all data deleted etc etc...This program found the lost partitions, then reverted from FAT32 to NTFS; so I could manage retrive all data back. All done within a few hours -disk was 120 gig-(After reverting FAT32 to NTFS, you need to reboot which took abot ten minutes the computer start up...

Cons

complicated installation. but it is ok...

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5 stars

"Excellent tools"

May 19, 2008  |  By zenecc

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

Recovered damaged 500GB hard drive that windows didn't recognize and displayed as unallocated.

All files were recovered.

It's Free!

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5 stars

"This software saved my Asterisk!!"

May 08, 2008  |  By jr_00_22

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

It works and it is free. Step by step tutorials can be found online.

Cons

Not the easiest to use unless you know computers very well. But the fact that works and saves all data that would otherwise be lost makes up for any downfalls it my have.

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5 stars

"Effective, incredible, powerful and thorough tool and afterall, FREE OF CHARGE"

April 16, 2008  |  By donleung

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

It is powerful and can really recovered all my files in a re-fromated and re-partitioned harddisk. Far more powerful than those you have to spend money to buy, my sincere reccommendation to others.

Cons

Appearance not attractive and slow.

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5 stars

"Recovered unbootable laptop due to partition table erasure"

April 02, 2008  |  By Matt__

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

Fixed the drive faster than writing this review - first time I felt like writing one!

I prefer working s/w rather than pretty GUIs

Cons

Needs a better title as I almost didn't download it.

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5 stars

"Recovered FORMATTED Sony Camcorder HDD video files"

April 01, 2008  |  By super_coo

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

After trying every other recovery software, even skipping past this one because of the not so friendly interface I read the comments here and decided it was my last hope before sending my camcorder away. I had formatted my camcorder and then recorded new video and formatted again... and the best the other software could do was find the most recently formatted files (not what I was looking for). This software was able to recover EVERYTHING that I was trying to recover near the end part of the 30gb drive. PhotoRec totally works and saved the video's I had "thought" I had saved to the pc but hadn't... I thought they were lost forever.

Cons

This thing WORKS and uses very little resources... How could anyone complain especially since it's FREE!!! Thanks PhotoRec!!!

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4 stars

"Free Recovery Software that actually works"

March 16, 2008  |  By Kareyp

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

A little old school in that it uses a command prompt. But was completely free and did its job. Recovered all my data (from documents to pictures) from a corrupt external hard drive that other "free" programs couldn't even recognize. Recovered 10G (18,000 files) in less than 10 minutes. What more can you ask for!

Cons

Better user interface.

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5 stars

"Command prompt window but worked when nothing else did."

March 15, 2008  |  By gallen1119

 |  Version: TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.9

Pros

FREE! Software just wants to be free!

Cons

Lacks GUI

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.9
Version 6.9 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher CG Security
Publisher web site http://www.cgsecurity.org/
Release Date March 14, 2008
Date Added March 14, 2008
Version 6.9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 3.34MB
File Name testdisk-6.14-WIP.win.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 175,839
Downloads Last Week 513
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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