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  1. Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard drive disk cloning and imaging application that boots as a live USB. Rescuezilla is fully interoperable with Clonezilla . This means that backups created by Clonezilla can be restored with Rescuezilla...

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    1.  PortableRescuezilla can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightRescuezilla consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

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    1.  PortableCCleaner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Delete Temporary FilesYou can use CCleaner to delete temporary files to clean up and optimize your system.
    3.  Recover Corrupted FilesCCleaner can recover and repair corrupted files that won't open or that open with an error.
    4.  Dark ModeCCleaner supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time

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  3. TestDisk is a 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...

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    1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryTestDisk can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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  4. Recuva icon

    Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost files after a computer crash? No problem - Recuva recovers files from your Windows computer, recycle bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player!.

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    1.  PortableRecuva can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  NTFS Partition RecoveryRecuva can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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    Be careful during installation, the installer will promote you to install CCleaner.

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  5. PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    2.  Photo RecoveryPhotoRec can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
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  6. A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

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    1.  PortableMediCat USB can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Password RecoveryMediCat USB can help you recover your passwords for software applications and hardware devices.
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  7. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

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  8. A free bootable CD that contains a multitude of tools for analyzing, recovering, and fixing your computer even if its operating system does not start

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    1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryHiren’s BootCD can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
    2.  PortableHiren’s BootCD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Hiren’s BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a restored edition of Hiren’s BootCD based on Windows 10 PE x64. PE version is being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. it supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM.

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    1.  LightweightHiren’s BootCD PE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Incremental BackupHiren’s BootCD PE supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    3.  NTFS Partition RecoveryHiren’s BootCD PE can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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  10. Prey icon
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    Prey is a lightweight application that will help you track and find your laptop or mobile if it ever gets stolen. It works in Windows, Mac OsX, Linux and Android.

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  11. Redo Rescue can backup and restore an entire system in minutes, with a point-and-click interface anyone can use. Bare metal restore to a new, blank drive and be up and running in minutes. Supports saving to and restoring from local disks or shared network drives.

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    1.  PortableRedo Rescue can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  12. Free Edition supports scheduled backup, incremental backup and differential backup of partitions, hard-disks AND folders.

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    1.  Differential BackupAOMEI Backupper supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    2.  Incremental BackupAOMEI Backupper supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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  13. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.

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    1.  Incremental BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Differential BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    3.  Schedule BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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  14. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.

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    1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryDiskGenius can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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  15. R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery technologies, it is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from FAT12/16/32/exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 (created or updated by...

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