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Best PhotoRec Alternatives

PhotoRec is described as 'is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures' and is a very popular File Recovery tool in the security & privacy category. There are more than 100 alternatives to PhotoRec for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Recuva, which is free. Other great apps like PhotoRec are Glary Utilities, DiskGenius, R-Studio and Disk Drill.

PhotoRec 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 PhotoRec.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard...

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  1. Recuva icon

    Recuva

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost files after a computer crash? No problem - Recuva recovers files from your Windows computer, recycle bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player!.

    ⚫︎ PortableRecuva can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Be careful during installation, the installer will promote you to install CCleaner.

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  2. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

    ⚫︎ PortableGlary Utilities can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Windows 10 / 5.66


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    DiskGenius

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Apple TV

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

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  4. R-Studio icon

    R-Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software.

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    Disk Drill

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Disk Drill is a data recovery software that easily protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault and recovers lost data from disks. Disk Drill supports most of storage drives, file types and file systems.

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    Disk Drill for Windows


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    GetDataBack

    • Windows

    GetDataBack, for FAT or NTFS drive and partitions, will recover your data if the hard drive's partition table, boot record, FAT/MFT or root directory are lost or damaged, data was lost due to a virus attack, the drive was formatted, fdisk has been run, a power failure has...

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  7. Autopsy Forensic Browser icon

    Autopsy Forensic Browser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Autopsy's default view is a simple interface
  8. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard icon

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Advanced data recovery software to do format recovery, unformat and recover deleted files emptied from Recycle Bin or lost data due to partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or any other unknown reasons under Windows operating system.

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  9. Lazesoft Recovery Suite is a very easy to use ALL-IN-ONE boot disk that repair your crashed Windows, recover data from deleted, formatted, damaged partition, clone or backup disk, reset your forgotten Windows password.

    ⚫︎ PortableLazesoft Recovery Suite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GNU ddrescue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.

    ⚫︎ PortableGNU ddrescue can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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