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Recuva Alternatives for Linux

Recuva is not available for Linux but there are plenty of 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 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Recuva are PhotoRec, R-Studio, Autopsy Forensic Browser and GNU ddrescue.

Recuva 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 Recuva.
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  1. TestDisk icon

    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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    Most users think TestDisk is a great alternative to Recuva.
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    Professional tools, not simple, but powerfull

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    The best one out there. It can edit/restore partitions, list and copy files and folders and it's very fast.

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    It's focused in recovering partitions, not files. So it lists partitions with not much info about the files inside.

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    It's focused on recovery partition. In the case of you have to recover folders or files, is not really helpfull

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    Not user friendly at all, I couldn't find a single line saying this was a file recovery software, only partitions

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    PhotoRec

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • BSD
    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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    Almost everyone thinks PhotoRec is a great alternative to Recuva.


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    R-Studio

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    138 alternatives to R-Studio 

    R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery technologies, it is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from FAT12/16/32/exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 (created or updated by...

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    Most users think R-Studio is a great alternative to Recuva.
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    Autopsy Forensic Browser

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    79 alternatives to Autopsy Forensic Browser 

    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
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    GNU ddrescue

    • Linux
    19 alternatives to GNU ddrescue 

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

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      • Linux
      99 alternatives to DMDE 

      DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.

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      R-Linux

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      98 alternatives to R-Linux 

      Free Data recovery and Undelete software for Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system. Unformat , Unerase and Easy Recovery tool.

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      1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryR-Linux can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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      Almost everyone thinks R-Linux is a great alternative to Recuva.
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      It is even better than Recuva.

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      recoverjpeg

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      • Linux
      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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        Only recovers JPEG images.

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        Recovery Explorer

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        69 alternatives to Recovery Explorer 

        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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        1.  Photo RecoveryRecovery Explorer can recover photos from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage.
        2.  NTFS Partition RecoveryRecovery Explorer can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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      • Scrounge NTFS icon

        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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