TestDisk and PhotoRec

TestDisk and PhotoRec

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 83 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.12
  • Total Downloads:
    175,839
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    513
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Does what it promises, even if it doesn't look pretty"

September 22, 2011  |  By pamplem0usse

 |  Version: TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12

Pros

Impressed that this software recovered photos when several other programs have not been able to do so. The memory card had been corrupted at some point, and it appeared there was nothing on it. PhotoRec found the photos that were supposed to be there

Cons

The user interface nonexistent. I do not use command line but I was able to follow instructions. Actually this guide to using on a Mac was helpful: http://www.pearsonfaces.com/fpsurgeon/2007/05/data-recovery-with-free-photorec-in-os.html

Summary

Try the software even if you might be a little uneasy about using command line. It's really only a few steps and worth it to get your photos back.

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5 stars

"Recovered deleted memory card!!!!!"

September 05, 2011  |  By FenrisChick

 |  Version: TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12

Pros

Recovers all of deleted data ( scandisk micro card from my camera)
Must be fairly easy to use... I did it...lol

Cons

DOS command prompt a bit daunting--- also remeber it recovers EVERYTHING that you have ever deleted. So keep that in mind if there are things you don't want others to see....lol

Summary

I awoke last week to an empty phone.EVERYTHING was gone from my phone memory and also from the card.( I have since learned that this phone is prone to resetting itself) I was literally in tears as I had movies and photos of my mom , who is now terminally ill.
My neice told me about this and that she thought it would work on my memory card.At that point I was willing to try anything, and keeping in mind that my computer knowledge is mostly from college homework, ebay and netflix, I was amazed that I was able to do it.
I read it all very carefully, and was able to recover ALL of my memory card. It puts it all neatly in a seperate file on the desk top.
It is in command prompt, looks a bit like an old Atari game, just READ everthing before you do anything.
All I can say is THANK YOU ,,,,THANK YOU.........

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5 stars

"TestDisk WORKS !!!"

August 22, 2011  |  By tediffer3rd

 |  Version: TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12

Pros

1. It's FREE
2. It's Works
3. It's FREE
4. It's Thorough
5. It's FREE

Cons

DOS style interface is a little odd. Just take your time and READ THE ENTIRE SCREEN before you push any buttons

Summary

TestDisk is FREE and it WORKS

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5 stars

"Best data recovery software ever!!!"

August 12, 2011  |  By kellye75

 |  Version: TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12

Pros

I tried over 10 different well reviewed types of data recovery software. None of them could recover the video from my accidentally reformatted SD card. This was the ONLY software that worked to recover my video. I am so grateful to the developer!!

Cons

DOS interface. But, not very difficult to figure out... it's well worth the effort to recover your precious memories!

Summary

I tried software after software and NOTHING else worked but this for my reformatted disc. You may be able to recover deleted photos or videos with other programs, but not reformats. Everyone told me it was hopeless. So glad I found this software!!

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5 stars

"Recovery from drive other programs cant detect"

July 07, 2011  |  By campsoup1988

 |  Version: TestDisk and PhotoRec 6.12

Pros

Able to recover from a xD memory card, which a dozen other programs (including ones recommended by cnet) either said the card had invalid file system/partition or just did not give an option to recover from the card.

Cons

The program is very technical, minimum explanation (need to know technical information to understand the program) and a dos like user interface (program runs in command prompt)

Summary

I had a xD memory card that had gotten corrupted and I needed to recover the pictures from it. Every other program I tried either said that the file system/partition was not valid or just did not give me the option to recover from the card. I had first tried a few different ways of recovering the partition using testdisk_win but the program was unable to detect my partition so I then tried photorec_win which seems to have recovered all the pictures and videos on the card!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher CG Security
Publisher web site http://www.cgsecurity.org/
Release Date May 11, 2011
Date Added May 11, 2011
Version 6.12
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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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