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    Hoek's Tools Alternatives

    Hoek's Tools is described as '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' and is a File Recovery Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hoek's Tools for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Linux Mint. Most alternatives are File Recovery Tools and Partition Managers. The best alternative is Hiren’s BootCD. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hiren’s BootCD PE or Ultimate Boot CD. Other great apps like Hoek's Tools are DiskGenius (Freemium), SystemRescue (Free, Open Source), The Portable Freeware Collection (Free) and Knoppix (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
    1. **Not to be confused** with the newer [Hiren’s BootCD PE](https://alternativeto.
    2. 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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    3. The last Boot CD you'll ever need. You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:
    4. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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    5. SystemRescue is a Linux system rescue toolkit available as a bootable medium for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.
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    6. Huge, regularly updated collection of portable freeware or open source applications of all kinds. No specific launcher is distributed by this site, just the applications.
    7. 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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      • 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.
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    8. 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.

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

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    9. Grml provides an excellent selection of software packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. You'll get sysadmin's favourite tools.
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