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Direction & Direction Lite Alternatives

Direction & Direction Lite is described as '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' and is a File Recovery tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Direction & Direction Lite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Apple TV. The best alternative is MediCat USB, which is free. Other great apps like Direction & Direction Lite are Hiren’s BootCD, Hiren’s BootCD PE, Ultimate Boot CD and DiskGenius.

Direction & Direction Lite alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Partition Managers or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Direction & Direction Lite.
This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Linux Mint
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Kali Linux

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  1. MediCat USB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

  2. Not to be confused with the newer Hiren’s BootCD PE



  3. 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.

  4. Ultimate Boot CD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Live/Bootable CD with network support containing tools for file and system recovery, virus scans and more.

  5. DiskGenius

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Apple TV

    DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.



  6. Knoppix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive.

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  7. Trinity Rescue Kit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    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.

  8. Rescatux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue cd (and eventually also Windows) but it is not like other rescue disks. Rescatux comes with Rescapp. Rescapp is a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks.

  9. From the site: "I have been a field service technician for many years, which means that I am out on my own fixing computers on-site and don’t always have the support of a shop or colleagues to help.

    Warning

    Download reportedly includes a cryptominer and VirusTotal seem to corroborate that. See https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/48d8212a2e7df3fc882eef5a222899c4c8a0dbcab110d29a4eece0f12a903bf0/detection

  10. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Windows stores its user information, including crypted versions of the passwords, in a file called 'sam', usually found in \windows\system32\config. This file is a part of the registry, in a binary format previously undocumented, and not easily accessible.

    Discontinued

    The last update was in 2014.

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