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= Partition Recovery =
  
'''Personal digital assistants''' (PDAs) are handheld devices with features such as calendar, notes, and so on.
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*[http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm Partition Table Doctor]
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: Recover deleted or lost Partitions (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP).
  
== History ==
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*[http://www.diskinternals.com/ntfs-recovery/ NTFS Recovery]
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: DiskInternals NTFS Recovery is a fully automatic utility that recovers data from damaged or formatted disks.
  
The first PDA was introduced by [[Apple|Apple Inc.]] with the release of the [[Newton]] in 1993. The CEO at Apple at the time, John Sculley, coined the device a "Personal Digital Assistent" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He claimed that PDAs would become "ubiquitous tools that would hold telephone numbers, keep your calendar, store notes, plus send and receive data wirelessly". While the Newton could not do all that he predicted at the time, his claim would ultimately become a reality many years later.
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*[http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/ gpart]
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: Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.
  
While the Apple Newton went practically unnoticed in the consumer market, the introduction of the [[Palm Pilot]] by [[Palm|Palm, Inc.]] in 1996 started the popularity of the PDA. The device was a highly effective method of information management because one could store calendars, to-do lists, notes, and address book all in one simple handheld.
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*[http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk Testdisk]
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: TestDisk is OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).  
  
With the advent of faster processors and better displays, PDAs gained more features, such as improved handwriting recognition, music and video playback, and [[Bluetooth]] and [[WiFi]] capabilities. [[Palm OS]]'s stronghold in the PDA operating system arena was challenged by the release of alternative PDA OSs such as [[Symbian]], [[Windows CE]], [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]], and [[Linux]]. New devices, such as [[Research in Motion]]'s [[Blackberry]], redefined the way that individuals stayed in touch with one another. The proliferation of [[Cellphones|cell phones]] into the majority of households around the world has also created the [[Smartphone]], which integrates the traditional functionality of phones and PDAs into one device.
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== See Also ==
  
== Current Popular PDA Operating Systems ==
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=166997 Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record]
  
* [[RIM Blackberry]]
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== Notes ==
* [[Linux]]
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* [[Palm]]
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* [[Symbian]]
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* [[Microsoft PocketPC]]
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* [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]]
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== PDA Forensics ==
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* "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the [[Master boot record]], but not the partition itself. On newer versions of Windows you should use fixmbr, bootrec or mbrfix.
  
===Links===
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= Data Recovery =
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*[http://www.toolsthatwork.com/bringback.htm BringBack]
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: BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
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*[http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm RAID Reconstructor]
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: Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
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*[http://www.salvationdata.com Salvation Data]
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: Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.
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* [http://www.e-rol.com/en/ e-ROL]
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: Erol allows you to recover through the internet files erased by mistake. Recover your files online for free.
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* [http://www.recuva.com/ Recuva]
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: Recuva is a freeware Windows tool that will recover accidentally deleted files.
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* [http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html Restoration]
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: Restoration is a freeware Windows software that will allow you to recover deleted files
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* [http://www.undelete-plus.com/ Undelete Plus]
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: Undelete Plus is a free deleted file recovery tool that works for all versions of Windows (95-Vista), FAT12/16/32, NTFS and NTFS5 filesystems and can perform recovery on various solid state devices.
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* [http://www.data-recovery-software.net/ R-Studio]
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: R-Studio is a data recovery software suite that can recover files from FAT(12-32), NTFS, NTFS 5, HFS/HFS+, FFS, UFS/UFS2 (*BSD, Solaris), Ext2/Ext3 (Linux) and so on.
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=Carving=
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*[http://www.datalifter.com/products.htm DataLifter® - File Extractor Pro]
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: Data carving runs on multiple threads to make use of modern processors
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*[http://foremost.sourceforge.net/ Foremost]
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: Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
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*[http://www.digitalforensicssolutions.com/Scalpel/ Scalpel]
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: Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files from a set of image files or raw device files. Scalpel is filesystem-independent and will carve files from FATx, NTFS, ext2/3, or raw partitions.
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*[[EnCase]]
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: EnCase comes with some eScripts that will do carving.
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*[http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/ CarvFs]
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: A virtual filesystem (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the posibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving (also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.
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*[http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/ LibCarvPath]
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: A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.
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*[http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec PhotoRec]
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: 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.
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*[http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/ PhotoRescue]
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: Datarescue PhotoRescue Advanced is picture and photo data recovery solution made by the creators of IDA Pro. PhotoRescue will undelete, unerase and recover pictures and files lost on corrupted, erased or damaged compact flash (CF) cards, SD Cards, Memory Sticks, SmartMedia and XD cards.
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* [https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/revit RevIt]
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: RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge. It uses 'file structure based carving'. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.

Revision as of 12:16, 20 December 2007

Partition Recovery

Recover deleted or lost Partitions (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP).
DiskInternals NTFS Recovery is a fully automatic utility that recovers data from damaged or formatted disks.
Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.
TestDisk is OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).

See Also

Notes

  • "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the Master boot record, but not the partition itself. On newer versions of Windows you should use fixmbr, bootrec or mbrfix.

Data Recovery

BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.
Erol allows you to recover through the internet files erased by mistake. Recover your files online for free.
Recuva is a freeware Windows tool that will recover accidentally deleted files.
Restoration is a freeware Windows software that will allow you to recover deleted files
Undelete Plus is a free deleted file recovery tool that works for all versions of Windows (95-Vista), FAT12/16/32, NTFS and NTFS5 filesystems and can perform recovery on various solid state devices.
R-Studio is a data recovery software suite that can recover files from FAT(12-32), NTFS, NTFS 5, HFS/HFS+, FFS, UFS/UFS2 (*BSD, Solaris), Ext2/Ext3 (Linux) and so on.

Carving

Data carving runs on multiple threads to make use of modern processors
Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files from a set of image files or raw device files. Scalpel is filesystem-independent and will carve files from FATx, NTFS, ext2/3, or raw partitions.
EnCase comes with some eScripts that will do carving.
A virtual filesystem (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the posibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving (also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.
A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.
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.
Datarescue PhotoRescue Advanced is picture and photo data recovery solution made by the creators of IDA Pro. PhotoRescue will undelete, unerase and recover pictures and files lost on corrupted, erased or damaged compact flash (CF) cards, SD Cards, Memory Sticks, SmartMedia and XD cards.
RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge. It uses 'file structure based carving'. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.