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Active@ Data Studio Alternatives

Active@ Data Studio is described as '(Live CD) contains a set of both desktop applications and a bootable image for booting up any system into a DOS or Windows environment. Whether you need to perform data recovery, data imaging, or to securely erase data, Active@ Data Studio allows you to run' and is a File Recovery tool in the backup & sync category. There are nine alternatives to Active@ Data Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Linux Mint. The best alternative is MediCat USB, which is free. Other great apps like Active@ Data Studio are Hiren’s BootCD, Hiren’s BootCD PE, DiskGenius and Trinity Rescue Kit.

Active@ Data Studio alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Partition Managers or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Active@ Data Studio.
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  1. MediCat USB icon

    MediCat USB

    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to MediCat USB 

    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.
    UEFI menu.
    BIOS menu.
  2. Hiren’s BootCD icon

    Hiren’s BootCD

    • Windows
    • Linux
    24 alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD 

    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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  3. Hiren’s BootCD PE icon

    Hiren’s BootCD PE

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    30 alternatives to Hiren’s BootCD PE 

    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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  4. DiskGenius icon

    DiskGenius

    • Windows
    • Apple TV
    189 alternatives to DiskGenius 

    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.
    Main Window
    Create New Partition
  5. Trinity Rescue Kit icon

    Trinity Rescue Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    27 alternatives to Trinity Rescue Kit 

    Trinity Rescue Kit or TRK is a free live Linux distribution that aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues. Since version 3.

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    1.  Password RecoveryTrinity Rescue Kit can help you recover your passwords for software applications and hardware devices.
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  6. Direction & Direction Lite icon

    Direction & Direction Lite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Linux Mint
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment
    • Kali Linux
    18 alternatives to Direction & Direction Lite 

    This is a modern alternative version to Falcon 4's Ultimate Boot CD and a alternative to Legacy GeGeek Toolkit. This had over 100+ Tools and over 3+ Bootable OSs.

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    1.  Password RecoveryDirection & Direction Lite can help you recover your passwords for software applications and hardware devices.
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  7. USB/DVD DLC Boot 2019

    25 alternatives to USB/DVD DLC Boot 2019 

    DLC Boot 2019 is a rescue disk that is used as a Recovery CD. The point is that if you are having problems such as Windows can not boot, missing MBR, want to format the hard drive, remove viruses and so on, you can simply use the DLC Boot 2019 to resolve the issue.

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  8. AppleJack

    248 alternatives to AppleJack 

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    Discontinued

    This project has not had an updated release since about 2010, and does not work on macOS Catalina

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  9. Hoek's Tools icon

    Hoek's Tools

    • Windows
    23 alternatives to Hoek's Tools 

    Hoek’s Tools is a vast collection of portable utilities for the management, diagnosis and repairing of computer problems, recover lost or deleted files or cracking passwords. There are literally hundreds of utilities.

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    1.  PortableHoek's Tools can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  NTFS Partition RecoveryHoek's Tools can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer updated and a download is no longer provided on the official website, but you can still download last version, 0.1.001, released on April 20, 2013. See the link to the setup file in the comments.

    Main Menu - Category and applications list
    RMB Menu - Exit and Hotkey
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