Open Source PhoneRescue Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to PhoneRescue is TestDisk, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to PhoneRescue and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to PhoneRescue are PhotoRec (Free, Open Source), Kickass Undelete (Free, Open Source), Autopsy Forensic Browser (Free, Open Source) and FreeRecover (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. TestDisk can convert dynamic disks to basic disks.
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    2. Kickass Undelete is a free, fully featured, file recovery tool for Windows. Accidentally deleted a file? Never fear; the data is probably still on your drive and may be recoverable.

      Discontinued

      Not updated since 2018-12-10 according to https://sourceforge.net/p/kickassundelete/git/ci/master/tree/

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    3. The Autopsy Forensic Browser is a graphical interface to the digital investigation tools in The Sleuth Kit. Together, they allow you to investigate the file system and volumes of a computer.
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    4. FreeRecover is a free file recovery program for NTFS drives. It allows you to search though and preview deleted files to find lost data. It also estimates the integrity of the deleted files, as well as retrieves their original file paths.
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    5. Data recovery program for NTFS file systems. Reads each block of the hard disk to and retrieves rebuilds file system tree on another partition.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.8.6, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. DataRecovery is freeware and made by TOKIWA to undelete accidentally deleted files even from recycle bin. But DataRecovery doesn't assure that all files deleted can be recovered successfully.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated since August 2013. Last version, v2.4.7, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded for free, with the sourcecode too, from the official website.

    7. Utility to recover errors from digital camera memory cards and other devices. Command line only. Works also on disk images which where copied before using e.g. ddrescue. Very fast and detects more files and each each file more complete than many others.
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