REQUEST FEATURE: PhotoRec and TestDisk

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REQUEST FEATURE: PhotoRec and TestDisk

Postby marcdraco » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:26 pm

If you've never heard of these ... the Internet is a truly big place. Both of these are by Christophe Grenier:

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhotoRec

YMMV - but - I recently used Photorec to recover >50,000 of images (including jpg, png and RAW) from a Mac RAID drive that the Mac could no longer read - not even in a USB caddy.

Now obviously, this won't blow anyone's hair back on an SBC but it could be pretty useful in an emergency to pull valuable images from (say) a memory card attached to a USB card reader. It's more than just photo recovery and can even scan for things as diverse as Skyrim save games and database files... pretty neat stuff. 8-)

I've not had any chance to run Testdisk but it's highly respected and been developed for a number of years. Like PhotoRec it reads all manner of odd formats. God I love DietPi and I don't care who knows it.
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