Tuesday, July 29, 2014

8 Of The Best Open Source Data Recovery Software

  The world of Open source has a little for everything, no wonder more and more people are openly embracing the same. Data recovery is an essential part of anyone even remotely concerned with a system. Anything could happen, therefore it's ideal your data is properly backed. Here are 8 open source tools to recover your data. 

1.Parted Magic

Parted Magic is a Linux distribution with disk partitioning and data recovery tools, sold as a Linux-based bootable disk. It is named after Parted.


Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly referred to as data carving. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive.


Recuva is a data recovery program for Windows, developed by Piriform. It is able to recover files that have been "permanently" deleted and marked by the operating system as free space.


HDAT2 is program for test or diagnostics of ATA/ATAPI/SATA, SSD and SCSI/USB devices. It will not execute in a DOS session under Windows. You should make a DOS boot floppy disk or CD/DVD and boot your system for it and execute this program from that floppy disk or CD-ROM.


File data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.


TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software. It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

7.Ubuntu Rescue Remix

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix provides a robust yet lean system for data recovery and forensics. No graphical interface is used; the live system can boot and function normally on machines with very little memory or processor power.


GNU Ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disk, cdrom, etc.) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.

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