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Thursday, August 24, 2006

PhotoRec Digital Picture Recovery

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost pictures (photo recovery) from digital camera memory and lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks and CDRom. PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it'll work even if your media's filesystem is severely damaged or formatted. PhotoRec is safe to use, it will never attempt to write to the drive or memory support you are about to recover from. Recovered files are instead written in the directory from where you are running the PhotoRec program.

PhotoRec is free. This open source multi-platform application is distributed under GNU Public License. PhotoRec is a companion program to TestDisk, an app for recovering lost partitions on a wide variety of filesystems and making non-bootable disks bootable again.

PhotoRec site



Blogger Dan said...

A warning to Mac users. This program is not of the simple drag-n-drop installation style most mac apps are. Nor does it contain an installer. It's a typical Linux-style app and requires it to be compiled.

It's by no means user-friendly. User-hostile is a more appropriate description. If you are not comfortable with the command line, you may want to stick to an app like Photo-Rescue.

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