TestDisk
TestDisk
7.1

5.0

TestDisk free download for Mac

TestDisk

7.1
24 May 2019

Command line utilities for data recovery.

Overview

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 Windows MBR Partitons) and provide the necessary information for you to restore them using the Apple pdisk command (for Apple Partitions) or the gpt command for (for EFI partitions)

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media's filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted.

PhotoRec can recover data from various filesystems including FAT, NTFS and HFS+.

What's new in TestDisk

Version 7.1:
Improvements
  • exFAT: better support
  • ext4: handle 64 bit blocks or 64 KiB blocksize. Fix detection and file listing
Bug fixes
  • Avoid erroneous error when writing 512 bytes on hard disk using 4k sector
  • FAT, NTFS: avoid NULL pointer dereference if localtime() returns NULL. Thanks to Graham Sutherland for reporting this bug.

23 TestDisk Reviews

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Wakayama
16 September 2008

Most helpful

Brilliant, brilliant app! Having accidentally destroyed the master boot record (MPR), and lost a couple of partitions on my macbook pro internal drive, AND gone through the usual suspects for trying to resurrect a drive, I was beginning to despair and just on the verge of shelling out $100+ for a programme to just get the files back (but wouldn't resurrect the partition itself), I came across this little app. The destruction manual could do with a little more info, as I didn't really believe it could do the job all by itself from what I had read, but lo and behold, it did. For free, as in beer. If you are trying to recover a lost partition, give this a shot - especially on an intel mac, it's suhweet. Cheers to the developer(s) for this! (I tried to enter this as a review, but macupdate isn't loving me today. So here are my five stars *****)
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Version 6.10
Aargl
25 May 2019
I had to use TestDisk a long time ago, I don't remember exactly what was my issue — I think it was a damaged partition — and TestDisk was my last resort and it worked! So, now, I always have it installed on my computers, should I ever need it again. :-)
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Version 7.1
albertop9
23 June 2015
TestDisk 7.0 has been out since May, guys.
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Version 6.14
1 answer(s)
albertop9
albertop9
23 June 2015
18 April, actually!
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verseau67
14 November 2014
I'v used the windows version and it saved my as..Ssss. I had updated the HD firmware, the partition was gone and this utility brought back my files. I've used the browsing mode so I had my important files back in 5 min. No need to scan 5 hours in my case. It's command line based but menu driven so it's quite easy actually. I'v used the beta version 7.
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Version 6.14
jwjb
04 November 2014
Cannot install on Mac OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks using MacUpdate Desktop. I have posted this question at TestDisk Board URL at: http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3 and will update this review when it is resolved.
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Version 6.14
staggerdog
16 November 2013
can get you out of some sticky situations
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Version 6.14
staggerdog
16 November 2013
can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians
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Version 6.14
staggerdog
16 November 2013
can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians
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Version 6.14
staggerdog
16 November 2013
can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians
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Version 6.14
staggerdog
16 November 2013
can get you out of some sticky sitcheeatians
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Version 6.14
Tachy0n
03 October 2013
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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Version 6.14
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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