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= Partition Recovery =
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*[http://www.stellarinfo.com/recover-windows-nt.htm NTFS Partition Recovery]
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: Stellar NTFS Data Recovery Software to recover data from Windows based NTFS/NTFS5 file systems
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*[http://www.infinadyne.com/cddvd_diagnostic.html CD/DVD Diagnostic]
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: Recover data and video from CDs/DVDs/Blu-Ray.  This is specifically not for forensic purposes but for data recovery.  A different tool called CD/DVD Inspector is for forensic examination of optical media.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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*[http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk TestDisk]
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: [[TestDisk]] is an OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).
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*[http://www.stellarinfo.com/partition-recovery.htm Partition Recovery Software]
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: Partition Recovery software for NTFS & FAT system that examines lost windows partition of damaged and corrupted hard drive.
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== See Also ==
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=166997 Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record]
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== Notes ==
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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, mbrfix, or [[MBRWizard]]. You can also extract a copy of the specific standard MBR code from tools like bootrec.exe and diskpart.exe in Windows (from various offsets) and copy it to disk with dd (Use bs=446 count=1). For Windows XP SP2 c:\%WINDIR%\System32\diskpart.exe the MBR code is found between offset 1b818h and 1ba17h.
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= Data Recovery =
 
= Data Recovery =
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The term "Data Recovery" is frequently used to mean forensic recovery, but the term really should be used for recovering data from damaged media.
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* [http://www.cnwrecovery.com/  CnW Recovery]
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: Data recovery sofware for all file and media types.  Recovers corrupted, formatted, repartitioned and deleted files.  RAID option and tools for HP MediaVault.  Optional forensic logging.
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* [http://www.stellarinfo.com/  Data Recovery Software]
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: Leaders in providing quality recovery software for all platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Supports recovery from all the major storage media devices and recover over 180 File Types of Photos, Audio & Videos etc.
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* [http://www.dolphindatalab.com/product/data-extractor-dfl-de/ DFL-DE Data Recovery Tool]
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: Imaging and file recovery from all hdd brands, common repairing seagate, samsung and wd hard drives.
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* [http://www.stellarinfo.com/ Stellar Data Recovery]
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: Data recovery software services & tools to recover lost data from hard drive.
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* [http://www.dolphindatalab.com/ DDL Data Recovery Tools]
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: Advanced data recovery tools for recovering data from logically and physically damaged hard drives.
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* [http://www.salvationdata.com/data-recovery-equipment/hd-doctor.htm HD Doctor Suite]
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: HD Doctor Suite is a set of professional tools used to fix firmware problem
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* [http://www.dolphindatalab.com/product/dfl-data-dr-pro-usb-3-data-recovery-equipment/ DFL-DDP Data Recovery Equipment]
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: One high-speed USB3.0 data recovery equipment for both good and faulty hard drives with image module, file recovery module and common hdd repair module.
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*[http://www.salvationdata.com SalvationDATA]
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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.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.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.dolphindatalab.com/dfl-wdii-review/ DFL-WDII]
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: DFL-WDII is one advanced WD HDD firmware repair hardware tool.
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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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* [http://www.deepspar.com/ DeepSpar Disk Imager]
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: DeepSpar Disk Imager is a dedicated disk imaging device built to handle disk-level problems and to recover bad sectors on a hard drive.
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* [http://digital-assembly.com/products/adroit-photo-recovery/ Adroit Photo Recovery]
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: Adroit Photo Recovery is a photo recovery tool that uses validated carving and is able to recover fragmented photos. Adroit Photo Recovery is able
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: to recover high definition RAW images from Canon, Nikon etc.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/freerecover/ FreeRecover]
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: FreeRecover is a small program that can recover deleted files from NTFS drives.
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* [http://www.pcinspector.de/Default.htm?language=1  PC INSPECTOR File Recovery]
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: PC INSPECTOR File Recovery is a freeware windows program that is able to recover files from FAT12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.
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See also [[Data Recovery Stories]]
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=Carving=
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*[http://www.digitalforensics.at/wordpress/?page_id=162&lang=en Multimedia File Carver]
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: File carver that is specialized on the recovery of digital movies. Recovery is possible from fragmented files. Current status of this (open-source) program is a proof-of-concept that is suitable for smaller images. In the future much more improved performance can be expected. Further this carver will be extended to support the recovery of fragmented digital images.
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*[http://www.cnwrecovery.com/ CnW Recovery]
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: Data carving tools and will recover most know file types.  For some formats the files are verified and intelligent names added based on file metadata.  Several video formats can be reconstructed from isolated fragments.
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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://sourceforge.net/projects/defraser/ NFI Defraser]
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: "Defraser is a forensic analysis application that can be used to detect full and partial multimedia files in datastreams. It is typically used to find (and restore) complete or partial video files in datastreams (for instance, unallocated diskspace)." Written in C#; runs on Windows.
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*[http://www.simplecarver.com/ Simple Carver Suite]
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: Simple Carver Suite is a collection of unique tools designed for a number of purposes including data recovery, forensic computing and eDiscovery. The suite was originally designed for data recovery and has since expanded to include unique file decoding, file identification and file classification.
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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.
  
; [[BringBack]]
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*[[EnCase]]
: http://www.toolsthatwork.com/
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: EnCase comes with some enScripts that will do carving.
: BringBack(tm) offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows(tm) & Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
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; [[ByteBack Data Recovery Investigative Suite v4.0]]
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*[[CarvFs]]  
: http://www.toolsthatwork.com
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: A virtual file system (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the possibility 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.  
: 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.
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; [[RAID Reconstructor]]
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*[[LibCarvPath]]
: Runtime Software's [http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm RAID Reconstructor] will reconstruct [[RAID Level 0]] (Striping) and [[RAID Level 5]] drives. People who have used it, love it.
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: A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.
  
; [[Salvation Data]]
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*[http://greg-kennedy.com/nwserver/?p=10 midi-carver]
: http://www.salvationdata.com
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: midi-carver is a data carver for MIDI files.  
: Claims to have a program that can read the "[[bad blocks]]" of [[Maxtor]] drives with proprietary commands.
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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.
  
=Partition Recovery=
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*[http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/ PhotoRescue]
; [[Partition Table Doctor]]
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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.
: http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm
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; [[parted]]
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/revit/ ReviveIt]
: The Linux partition management tool.
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: Revive It (RevIt) 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.
  
; [[Active Partition Recovery]]
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* [http://jbj.rapanden.dk/magicrescue/ Magic Rescue]
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: Magic Rescue is a file carving tool that uses "magic bytes" in a file contents to recover data.
  
; [[gpart]]
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* [[FTK]]
: http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/
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: FTK2 includes some file carvers
  
; [[Testdisk]]
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* [[X-Ways]]
: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
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: X-Ways Forensic provides a robust list of file types as well as the ability to specific custom file headers/trailers. File types are available for carving, identification and filtering.  
  
==See Also==
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*[[Adroit Photo Forensics]]
[http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=166997 | Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record]
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: Adroit Photo Forensics supports data carving of popular image formats. Also supports fragmented carving using [[File_Carving:SmartCarving|SmartCarving]] and [[File_Carving:GuidedCarving|GuidedCarving]].
==Notes==
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"fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the MBR, but not the partition itself.
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*[http://belkasoft.com/bfc/en/forensic_carver.asp Belkasoft Forensic Carver], [http://belkasoft.com/bec/en/evidence_center.asp Belkasoft Evidence Center]
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: Belkasoft Forensic Carver and Belkasoft Evidence Center support data carving for Instant Messenger and Browser artifacts. These tools support carving of physical or logical Windows drives as well as popular forensic image formats like Encase Evidence Files, DD or SMART.

Latest revision as of 01:22, 10 October 2014

Partition Recovery

Stellar NTFS Data Recovery Software to recover data from Windows based NTFS/NTFS5 file systems
Recover data and video from CDs/DVDs/Blu-Ray. This is specifically not for forensic purposes but for data recovery. A different tool called CD/DVD Inspector is for forensic examination of optical media.
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 an OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).
Partition Recovery software for NTFS & FAT system that examines lost windows partition of damaged and corrupted hard drive.

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, mbrfix, or MBRWizard. You can also extract a copy of the specific standard MBR code from tools like bootrec.exe and diskpart.exe in Windows (from various offsets) and copy it to disk with dd (Use bs=446 count=1). For Windows XP SP2 c:\%WINDIR%\System32\diskpart.exe the MBR code is found between offset 1b818h and 1ba17h.

Data Recovery

The term "Data Recovery" is frequently used to mean forensic recovery, but the term really should be used for recovering data from damaged media.

Data recovery sofware for all file and media types. Recovers corrupted, formatted, repartitioned and deleted files. RAID option and tools for HP MediaVault. Optional forensic logging.
Leaders in providing quality recovery software for all platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Supports recovery from all the major storage media devices and recover over 180 File Types of Photos, Audio & Videos etc.
Imaging and file recovery from all hdd brands, common repairing seagate, samsung and wd hard drives.
Data recovery software services & tools to recover lost data from hard drive.
Advanced data recovery tools for recovering data from logically and physically damaged hard drives.
HD Doctor Suite is a set of professional tools used to fix firmware problem
One high-speed USB3.0 data recovery equipment for both good and faulty hard drives with image module, file recovery module and common hdd repair module.
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.
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.
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.
DFL-WDII is one advanced WD HDD firmware repair hardware tool.
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.
DeepSpar Disk Imager is a dedicated disk imaging device built to handle disk-level problems and to recover bad sectors on a hard drive.
Adroit Photo Recovery is a photo recovery tool that uses validated carving and is able to recover fragmented photos. Adroit Photo Recovery is able
to recover high definition RAW images from Canon, Nikon etc.
FreeRecover is a small program that can recover deleted files from NTFS drives.
PC INSPECTOR File Recovery is a freeware windows program that is able to recover files from FAT12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.

See also Data Recovery Stories

Carving

File carver that is specialized on the recovery of digital movies. Recovery is possible from fragmented files. Current status of this (open-source) program is a proof-of-concept that is suitable for smaller images. In the future much more improved performance can be expected. Further this carver will be extended to support the recovery of fragmented digital images.
Data carving tools and will recover most know file types. For some formats the files are verified and intelligent names added based on file metadata. Several video formats can be reconstructed from isolated fragments.
Data carving runs on multiple threads to make use of modern processors
"Defraser is a forensic analysis application that can be used to detect full and partial multimedia files in datastreams. It is typically used to find (and restore) complete or partial video files in datastreams (for instance, unallocated diskspace)." Written in C#; runs on Windows.
Simple Carver Suite is a collection of unique tools designed for a number of purposes including data recovery, forensic computing and eDiscovery. The suite was originally designed for data recovery and has since expanded to include unique file decoding, file identification and file classification.
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 enScripts that will do carving.
A virtual file system (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the possibility 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.
midi-carver is a data carver for MIDI 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.
Revive It (RevIt) 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.
Magic Rescue is a file carving tool that uses "magic bytes" in a file contents to recover data.
FTK2 includes some file carvers
X-Ways Forensic provides a robust list of file types as well as the ability to specific custom file headers/trailers. File types are available for carving, identification and filtering.
Adroit Photo Forensics supports data carving of popular image formats. Also supports fragmented carving using SmartCarving and GuidedCarving.
Belkasoft Forensic Carver and Belkasoft Evidence Center support data carving for Instant Messenger and Browser artifacts. These tools support carving of physical or logical Windows drives as well as popular forensic image formats like Encase Evidence Files, DD or SMART.