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I don't normally post reviews and didn't have an account before this however, This utility deserves to be on the top of the list. An NTFS partition was not recognized after unplugging an external drive. EaseUS wanted $70 for me to transfer the files from the drive and to wipe it. This utility left the files on the drive and recovered the GPT in 5 selections and a restart.

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Just works. This is a CLI tool with a terminal UI. I consider this a bonus as this UI is clear and easy to navigate. Mostly self-explanatory.

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Easy to use (basic features), free, cross-platform. It saved me in a BIG way after I accidentally deleted a partition I didn't mean to on an NTFS formatted HDD. It restored the 2 TB deleted partition instantly (because I hadn't done any re-formatting).

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Amazing undelete abilities, amazing partition restoring abilities, all-around amazing tool.

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Today, I managed to recover my partition table, my ntfs, ext4 and an old reiserfs partition, and save all my deleted files from the ntfs and ext4 partitions!

It has helped me so many times, in dire situations… They will be the very first people I’ll send money to when I have some again.

It’s amazing how well of a job this thing does.
If you can’t restore it with this, then nothing will restore it, save for going full-on forensics, searching for byte sequence patterns in empty space and so on.

[By the way, the Ubuntu wiki has a wonderful large list of recovery tools.]

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Without good GUI, still rocks!

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Just like the others here, my ass was saved too when my MicroSD card just wouldn't work without 'needs to be formatted' message popping up. Techsupportalert guys mentioned this as an excellent software to recover stuff and make boot sectors work by just Googling for help and directions.

I found a website with slightly unclear directions but I didn't even need to try the 'copy' function - the 'repair BS' option caused the flash drive to appear normal on Windows 7 again and become accessible.

Thanks to the makers of this software. You rock!

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Excellent to recover "lost" disks

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Flawlessly restored an accidentally deleted NTFS partition in a matter of seconds ??

Extremely usable, even without a GUI. Top notch documentation.

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