Advertisement

TestDisk for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.2
  • 3.8
  • (461)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Powerful repairing tool for disk partitions

TestDisk is probably very different from any other application you may have tried to recover lost data… mainly because it has no graphical interface.

TestDisk has been developed to help you recover lost partitions and make non-booting disks bootable again. Like I said before, it doesn't have a nicely designed window; all the tools and functions in the program are managed in a DOS window via command-line controls.

With TestDisk you can fix partition tables and recover deleted partitions, rebuild the boot sector, recover deleted files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 file systems and other disk-related recovery tasks.

While TestDisk is certainly a powerful tool, it's suitable only for users with a certain degree of computer knowledge. If you're sure of what you're doing, you'd better stay away from this one: disk partitions and boot sectors are serious stuff!

TestDisk is a powerful tool to recover lost partitions, fix partition tables and rebuild the boot sector, though it requires a bit of computer expertise to use.

fidentify, a little utility sharing PhotoRec signature database, is now build by default. It identifies the type of data contained in a file and reports the extension as seen by PhotoRec. It is similar to the Unix file command.

Changes

  • fidentify, a little utility sharing PhotoRec signature database, is now build by default. It identifies the type of data contained in a file and reports the extension as seen by PhotoRec. It is similar to the Unix file command.

PROS

  • Recovers lost partitions
  • Rebuilds boot sectors

CONS

  • No graphical interface
  • Not suitable for less experienced users

Older versions

Also available in other platforms


TestDisk for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 7.2
  • 3.8
  • (461)
  • Security Status

User reviews about TestDisk

  • Jonathan D. Terrell

    by Jonathan D. Terrell

    Outstanding low level disk program. In addition, easy to use.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Brilliant! Works amazingly well!.
    This Terminal-based utility may seem a little off-putting for some, but the instructions are very straightforw More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Works well!.
    Windows XP wasn't booting up. The drive was unreadable in another computer. Disk management claimed the drive was not formatted! It More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Excellent Tool for fixing any MBR.
    This is a tool that you (hopefully) will rarely need. But you should have it handy or at least know about it More


Advertisement

Alternatives to TestDisk

  1. HDD Regenerator

    2011
    • 3.5
    • (929 votes)

    Repair physical bad sectors on a hard disk

  2. PhotoRec

    7.1
    • 3.8
    • (77 votes)

    Recover Lost Pictures

  3. Recuva

    1.53.1087
    • 3.8
    • (8279 votes)

    Freemium app to recover deleted files

  4. PC Inspector File Recovery

    4.0
    • 3.2
    • (605 votes)

    Free state-of-the-art data recovery program for personal computers

  5. GetDataBack

    5.55
    • 3.6
    • (649 votes)

    Do-it-yourself data recovery software

  6. DiskDigger

    1.41.61.3067
    • 3.6
    • (429 votes)

    Find and recover deleted files on your drives

Explore Apps

Advertisement

Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.