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Open Source PhoneRescue Alternatives

The best open source alternative to PhoneRescue is TestDisk. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to PhoneRescue and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to PhoneRescue are PhotoRec, Kickass Undelete, FreeRecover and TOKIWA DataRecovery.

PhoneRescue alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Hard Disk Recovery Tools or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PhoneRescue.
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    TestDisk

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    144 alternatives to TestDisk 

    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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    PhotoRec

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    147 alternatives to PhotoRec 

    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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    Kickass Undelete

    89 alternatives to Kickass Undelete 

    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. Kickass Undelete finds all of the deleted files on your hard drive, flash drive or SD card and...

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    1.  PortableKickass Undelete can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

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

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      FreeRecover

      89 alternatives to FreeRecover 

      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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      1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryFreeRecover can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
        Discontinued

        Last updated in 2017

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        TOKIWA DataRecovery

        121 alternatives to TOKIWA DataRecovery 

        DataRecovery is freeware and made by TOKIWA to undelete accidentally deleted files even from recycle bin.

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        1.  PortableTOKIWA DataRecovery can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
          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.

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          Scrounge NTFS

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          132 alternatives to Scrounge NTFS 

          Data recovery program for NTFS file systems. Reads each block of the hard disk to and retrieves rebuilds file system tree on another partition.

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          1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryScrounge NTFS can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS 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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            recoverjpeg

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            107 alternatives to recoverjpeg 

            Utility to recover errors from digital camera memory cards and other devices. Command line only.

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            1.  Photo Recoveryrecoverjpeg can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
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