TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.13

This one goes out to all you ancient computer geeks out there. TestDisk & PhotoRec does exactly what you think it does. It tests computer disks (yikes, I haven't used one of those in years!) for problems with booting and start up. I was curious so I checked it out.

Why anybody but a super-ancient computer geek would want to try and get unbootable disks rebootable again is beyond me, but it was fun for a flashback, that's for sure. I suppose if you unearthed a time capsule from twenty years ago and there was a disk in there that had been subjected to truly mild water damage and you got it cleaned up and wanted to see what was on it for kicks, then this free download might be really useful. It helps recover lost partitions too, but again, really weird, really old stuff.

The additional feature about TestDisk & PhotoRec is the PhotoRec, which is short for PhotoRecovery, not Photo Wreck. It restores full photos not just thumbnail images, so that is rather useful at least. The TestDisk portion can find lost partitions for innumerable programs, which if you are into dinosaur technology, that is also really good. It is also important to note that it is made for computers and operating systems so old that even Windows NT can support TestDisk & PhotoRec's programming.

At best I think this would make an excellent teaching tool on data recovery for complete novices. Or it might come in handy should the FBI need to find lost information and photos on a case disk that's twenty years old. Other than that, I would not recommend this download for much.

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  • Software Name:
  • TestDisk & PhotoRec
  • Software Version:
  • 6.13
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  • License:
  • GPL
  • OS Supported:
  • Windows
  • Developer:
  • Christophe GRENIER
  • Latest version:
  • TestDisk & PhotoRec 6.13
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