Tools:Data Recovery

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Partition Recovery

Partition Table Doctor
http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm
parted
The Linux partition management tool.
Active Partition Recovery
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gpart
http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
Testdisk
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

See Also

Notes

  • "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the MBR, but not the partition itself.

Data Recovery

BringBack
http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
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.
ByteBack Data Recovery Investigative Suite v4.0
http://www.toolsthatwork.com
Now with UDMA, ATA & SATA support, memory management and greater ease and control of partition and MBR manipulations, ByteBack continues to uphold it's viability as the computer forensics and recovery application of professionals.
RAID Reconstructor
http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm
Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
Salvation Data
http://www.salvationdata.com
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.

Carving

DataLifter DataLifter® - File Extractor Pro
http://www.datalifter.com/products.htm
Scalpel
Currently the most popular open-source carving tool.
EnCase
EnCase comes with some eScripts that will do carving.
CarvFs

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.

http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/
LibCarvPath
http://ocfa.sourceforge.net/libcarvpath/

A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.