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TestDiskfor Windows

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Partition and files recovery

TestDisk recovers your lost files without using a graphical interface. With this, you’ll be able to recover lost partitions and make non-booting disks bootable again.

A program for managing drives

All your tools, features, and functions are managed in a DOS window by using command-line controls.

TestDisk is different from most recovery programs due to it lacking a graphical interface. It’s been developed with the purpose of making a non-bootable disk bootable and recovering lost partitions.

While it isn’t the most pleasing to look at, TestDisk gets the job done. It requires a certain level of knowledge when using since command-line controls are not the easiest to master. Dealing with disk partitions and boot sectors is a cumbersome task that you want done correctly.

Going further than merely recovering a deleted partition, you can fix partition tables, recover boot sectors from their backups, fix FAT tables, rebuild boot sectors, fix MFT, locate backups, and copy files from your filesystem.

Ensuring the best possible features, this software is open source, meaning many users can view and edit its code. This means that the best possible features are added as the program remains free.

TestDisk runs on multiple operating systems, making it a great tool no matter what system you’re running. It also supports filesystems from many operating systems available, such as Mac partition map, Linux RAID, and Windows exFAT. IT even works for XBOX file systems such as XBOX FAT.

Where can you run this program?

TestDisk can run on almost any system, including DOS, Windows systems, macOS, and Linux versions. TestDisk can run on Windows systems as old as Windows XP.

Is there a better alternative?

Yes, there are programs such as Recuva that have a standard form of interface, letting non-console users understand more of what they’re doing. TestDisk is powerful but lacks ease of use because of its lack of a graphical display.

Our take

TestDisk is a robust tool for recovering lost partitions, fixing your partition tables, and rebuilding boot sectors, but it does require knowledge to use it correctly.

Should you download it?

Yes, this software is a must-have to keep your data safe in case you lose any partitions or damage them. It’s powerful and can rebuild boot sectors.

Highs

  • Recovers lost partitions
  • Rebuilds boot sectors
  • Operates quickly

Lows

  • No graphical interface
  • Difficult to use
  • Slow process

TestDiskfor Windows

7.2

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