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Old 12-31-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Alternative softwares to testdisk recovery


Hello,

It seems that testdisk is good but well, does not always very positive feedbacks.

I believe that testdisk does a nice job, but, it is quite correct that the recovery is not easy to handle, interface gives you 5+ hours of scanning when not needed,...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ftware-907060/

If you have any good alternative to testdisk for ext3, ext4, fat,... please leave us a post.

Thank you
 
Old 01-02-2016, 04:43 PM   #2
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I've used a handful of forensic data recovery utilities, and don't think I've found that doesn't scan for hours on end
 
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Xeratul,

Since you have testdisk installed already, you can try photorec instead.

I can vouch for the fact that it works. It enabled me to recover 85 GB of photos and other files on a friend's apparently wiped hard drive.

Code:
sudo photorec
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

Review:
https://lwn.net/Articles/641659/
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:40 AM   #4
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try photorec. It enabled me to recover 85 GB of photos and other files on a friend's apparently wiped hard drive.
as did i.

actually, i thought testdisk and photorec are sort of the same thing.

whatever.
i think the answers on this thread can't be much different than the answers from the older thread op linked.

Xeratul, why don't you fork testdisk/photorec and create a better ui for it?
i suppose it is open source? have you even checked, maybe somebody already did it? or started at least?
 
  


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