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Rescue Kit Free Edition

By Paragon Software Group Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 24, 2014

Rescue Kit Free Edition gives you all the tools you need to recover in the event of a system crash. The software works well and is straightforward enough for beginners.

Pros

Great wizard: After you download the program, a wizard launches that walks you through the step-by-step process of setting up a USB key that you can boot from to repair your machine. The wizard is very straightforward, and works perfectly.

Range of recovery tools: Rescue Kit has a variety of features to help you recover from different problems. You can correct the Master Boot Record if it has become corrupted; you can transfer files off the system if it is non-recoverable; or you can recover a partition if you've erased it in error.

Password reset: If you've forgotten an essential password and gotten locked out of your system, you can boot from your Rescue Kit USB key and reset your password.

Cons

Slow operation: Use of the recovery tool was very effective, but operations performed from the boot key were quite slow.

Bottom Line

Rescue Kit Free Edition is an excellent recovery tool. Download it when you have a healthy computer and create a boot key in order to have the resources you need to restore your computer after a system failure.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 14 SP1

  • Complete collection of powerful rescue wizards
  • New user-friendly interface
  • Backup and restore to/from virtual disks (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)
  • Newest Recovery Media Builder 3.0 included
  • Windows 8.1 support

General

Release November 21, 2014
Date Added November 21, 2014
Version 14 SP1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 533,974
Downloads Last Week 12
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Developer's Description

Paragon Rescue Kit 14 Free is an integrated set of powerful tools that is specially designed to tackle most of the problems you might face while using PC. Its primary objective is to provide all the necessary facilities to get the system back on track when it fails to boot or at least to retrieve valuable data from the failed hard disk. But that is not all the product can be used for. With Rescue Kit 14 you can easily recover an accidentally deleted partition, clean user passwords for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/2003/7/8/2008/2012, edit Windows registry.