Recuva Alternatives for Linux

    Recuva is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is TestDisk, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Recuva and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Recuva are PhotoRec (Free, Open Source), R-Studio (Paid), Autopsy Forensic Browser (Free, Open Source) and GNU ddrescue (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 26, 2021

    1. TestDisk can convert dynamic disks to basic disks.
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      TestDisk vs Recuva opinions
      Most users think TestDisk is a great alternative to Recuva.
      It's focused in recovering partitions, not files. So it lists partitions with not much info about the files inside.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Professional tools, not simple, but powerfull
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      Not user friendly at all, I couldn't find a single line saying this was a file recovery software, only partitions
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      The best one out there. It can edit/restore partitions, list and copy files and folders and it's very fast.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. PhotoRec, companion program to .
      Almost everyone thinks PhotoRec is a great alternative to Recuva.

    3. R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software.
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      Most users think R-Studio is a great alternative to Recuva.
    4. 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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    5. 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.
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    6. Free Data recovery and Undelete software for Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system. Unformat , Unerase and Easy Recovery tool. R-Linux is a lite version of more powerful file recover utility R-Studio
      R-Linux vs Recuva opinions
      Almost everyone thinks R-Linux is a great alternative to Recuva.
      It is even better than Recuva.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    7. Recovery Explorer (Standard and RAID) are an effective easy-to-use software solution for retrieving different types of data lost from various devices and file systems.
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    8. Recovery Explorer Professional corresponds precisely to the requirements of data recovery professionals. This software application offers data recovery experts a set of tools to cover data loss cases to the greatest possible extent.
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    9. 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.
      recoverjpeg vs Recuva opinions
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      Only recovers JPEG images.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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


      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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