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TestDisk download contains TWO programs - TestDisk and PhotoRec. They are used on the command line in the Terminal. As a result, these programs are designed for support personnel and experienced Mac users.

The TestDisk program is 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 Partition Table).

It will also find accidentally deleted partitions (either Apple Partitions, the newer EFI partitions and more...

What's New

Version 6.14:

TestDisk:
  • Improvements
    • testdisk /list now displays the disk model, serial number, firmware version and hpa or dco presence if detected
    • Recover WBFS (Wii Backup File System) partition
    • Make FAT RebuildBS works when there is a single FAT table
    • Interface: Display the partition table type if autodetected
    • more...

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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staggerdog Member IconReview+1
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can get you out of some sticky situations

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can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians

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can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians

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can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians

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can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians

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Tachy0n Member IconReview+34
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Look, I'm in IT, and this is still too hard.
It doesn't appear to actually check and fix a directory, only the partition map.
I tried to create an image of my dead drive at /dev/disk2 onto the internal drive onto /dev/disk0s2 and it just has an obscure error:
"Couldn't create file" or some rubbish. TELL ME WHY NOT

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Tschoepler Member IconReview+5
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Great tool with the broadest set of supported file types out there: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/File_Formats_Recovered_By_PhotoRec

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Frieddylan Member IconReview+45
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DeFacto multi platform support. Recovering Windows based data from dead or dying drives is a snap- hosed partition table? Not able to mount the drive from another OS due to problems, and so not able to recover files? This is the tool for you.

Its not an elegantly GUI'd app but that's not important really. This gets the job done efficiently and its free. Can't beat that.

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Version 6.13
Simbasounds Member IconReview+46
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This is THE ONE..

TestDisk goes deeper than the mighty Disk Warrior to rescue drives where the file system has been completely destroyed..

Those disks that come up as being unformatted / advising initialisation? This set of tools get's right in there to diagnose and repair as far as is possible.

As far as the magnetic data goes (including boot / file system) TestDisk will confirm decisively whether your hard drive is saveable or whether it needs hardware recovery (or wether it should be used a paperweight).

Don't be put off by the Terminal-based interface. It's not "command-line" in the sense that instills terror in non-coders. It's just a series of fairly easy questions requiring one-character answers (like y for yes and n for no) in white text on a black background.

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Pedro-Fardilha Member IconReview+222
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PhotoRec made miracles on several picture cards from both myself and some bodies of mine that asked for help after seeing the results that I've got.
It's an app with a CLI (command line interface) but is easy enough to remain usable for a common mortal.
THANK yo zoo much for making such a great SOS utility for free

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Date 02 Oct 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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