Restoration Alternatives

    Restoration is described as 'freeware program by Brian Kato that restores deleted files no longer in the Recycle Bin. The good news is that it works not only on Windows 9x versions, but also on Windows NT, 2000, and XP even in NTFS!' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Restoration for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is TestDisk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Restoration are Recuva (Freemium), Glary Utilities (Freemium), PhotoRec (Free, Open Source) and R-Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2021

    1. TestDisk can convert dynamic disks to basic disks.
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    2. 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!.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation, the installer will promote you to install CCleaner.

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

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    4. R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software.
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    5. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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...
    9. Active@ File Recovery recovers data as a result of having been accidentally deleted, formatted or otherwise lost, includes a Partition Recovery tool.
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