Alternatives to TestDisk for all platforms with any license

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  • Recuva icon

    Recuva

    Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your...

    Freemium Windows

  • Disk Drill icon

    Disk Drill

    Disk Drill easily recovers deleted files and protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • R-Studio icon

    R-Studio

    R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • GetDataBack icon

    GetDataBack

    GetDataBack, for FAT or NTFS drive and partitions, will recover your data if the hard drive's partition table, boot record...

    Commercial Windows

  • ddrescue

    GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to...

    Open Source Linux

  • DiskWarrior icon

    DiskWarrior

    DiskWarrior is the safest, most technologically advanced, most powerful utility to eliminate directory damage and recover your files...

    Commercial Mac

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard icon

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    Advanced data recovery software to do format recovery, unformat and recover deleted files emptied from Recycle Bin or lost data due to...

    Commercial Windows

  • Data Rescue icon

    Data Rescue

    Data Rescue is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive or that have been...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Zero Assumption Recovery icon

    Zero Assumption Recovery

    Sometimes disaster strikes. Data can be lost due to many different reasons. Accidental reformatting, power spikes, virus attacks and...

    Freemium Windows

  • Scrounge NTFS icon

    Scrounge NTFS Discontinued

    Data recovery program for NTFS file systems. Reads each block of the hard disk to and retrieves rebuilds file system tree on another...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • PartitionGuru icon

    PartitionGuru

    Free version is not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. PartitionGuru can recognize dynamic disks and operate them just as...

    Free Personal Windows

  • TOKIWA DataRecovery icon

    TOKIWA DataRecovery Discontinued

    DataRecovery is freeware and made by TOKIWA to undelete accidentally deleted files even from recycle bin. But DataRecovery...

    Open Source Windows

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    Ashampoo HDD Control

    Ashampoo HDD Control 2 provides complete monitoring of your hard drive(s). The software supports not only all common IDE and serial...

    Commercial Windows

  • Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery icon

    Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

    Photo recovery utility specially designed to recover formatted, deleted, lost pictures, images, media files from Windows and Mac OS X...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Cisdem DataRecovery icon

    Cisdem DataRecovery

    Cisdem DataRecovery for Mac helps you to recover lost valuable data, documents, video, music, and photos back from lost, deleted...

    Freemium Mac

  • Handy Recovery icon

    Handy Recovery

    Handy Recovery is an easy-to-use solution that restores files accidentally deleted from hard drives, all types of USB/eSATA devices...

    Commercial Windows

  • Hetman Partition Recovery icon

    Hetman Partition Recovery

    Undelete deleted files and folders, recover files from formatted, corrupted, repartitioned and inaccessible storage media in...

    Freemium Windows

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    Active@ File Recovery

    Active@ File Recovery recovers data as a result of having been accidentally deleted, formatted or otherwise lost, includes a Partition...

    Freemium Windows

  • Scalpel

    Scalpel is a file carving and indexing application that runs on Linux and Windows.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Restoration Discontinued

    Restoration is a freeware program by Brian Kato that restores deleted files no longer in the Recycle Bin. The good news is that it...

    Free Windows

  • O&O DiskRecovery icon

    O&O DiskRecovery

    You find yourself having lost data. The causes can be many: formatted hard disk, virus attack, program or system crash or simply...

    Commercial Windows

  • Restorer Ultimate icon

    Restorer Ultimate

    Professional Data Recovery Software & File Undelete Tool for FAT, NTFS, exFAT Ext2 / Ext3 / Ext4 FS, UFS, HFS+ file systems.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • DMDE icon

    DMDE

    DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk...

    Freemium Windows

  • 321Soft Data Recovery icon

    321Soft Data Recovery

    321Soft Data Recovery is a full featured, complete data recovery solution that is designed to recover lost, formatted and deleted...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 7-Data Recovery icon

    7-Data Recovery

    Complete and capable data recovery software for rescuing files under almost any conditions including: accidentally deleted files;...

    Freemium Windows

  • OnTrack EasyRecovery icon

    OnTrack EasyRecovery

    File Recovery and Repair software for data loss, data recovery, file repair and disk diagnostics. EasyRecovery repairs and restores...

    Freemium Windows

  • FCorp Drive-Thru icon

    FCorp Drive-Thru

    Drive-Thru is an easy to use, very useful program designed to enable you to manage your hard drives and other storage devices.

    Free Windows

  • Drive Genius icon

    Drive Genius

    Drive Genius is a hard drive utility that speeds up, cleans up and optimizes your Mac. New Features DrivePulse Monitors the...

    Commercial Mac

  • Foremost

    Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly...

    Open Source Linux

  • Disk Doctors Undelete icon

    Disk Doctors Undelete

    Disk Doctors Undelete is an Undelete file utility to recover deleted files, files deleted by Empty Recycle Bin, deleted files using...

    Commercial Windows

  • EaseUS Partition Recovery icon

    EaseUS Partition Recovery

    EaseUS Partition Recovery, a free and easy-to-use partition recovery software to recover deleted or lost partition, takes up one of...

    Free Personal Windows

TestDisk Comments

Without good GUI, still rocks!

Positive Comment by Gurudev1000
about TestDisk Feb 2013

Just like the others here, my ass was saved too when my MicroSD card just wouldn't work without 'needs to be formatted' message popping up. Techsupportalert guys mentioned this as an excellent software to recover stuff and make boot sectors work by just Googling for help and directions.

I found a website with slightly unclear directions but I didn't even need to try the 'copy' function - the 'repair BS' option caused the flash drive to appear normal on Windows 7 again and become accessible.

Thanks to the makers of this software. You rock!

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This app saved my ass after my filesystem corrupted along w ...

Comment by Boardies
about TestDisk Jun 2011

This app saved my ass after my filesystem corrupted along with the MBR. Great software, free, and a tiny download

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Yes, a GUI would definitely be a plus, but I still found it ...

Comment by calavera
about TestDisk Jun 2011

Yes, a GUI would definitely be a plus, but I still found it very simple to use. And, most importantly, I was able to repair a 4GB flash disk containing a lot of really important files that somehow had its partition table corrupted! All in about 10 minutes. So this app gets 11 stars in my book :)

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In need of a GUI for sure, but it does its job, and quickly ...

Comment by Xeogin
about TestDisk Jun 2011

In need of a GUI for sure, but it does its job, and quickly. I use it along side Spinrite on almost all my data recovery ventures.

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