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RunTime GetDataBack Alternative

Postby rickpref on Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:52 pm

In XP/Vista, I have been using this software for a few years and it is amazing at recovering deleted files (NTFS and FAT)

Is there a good Open Source alternative to this?

I have searched the internet and can't find anything that has a GUI. I don't use the command line and if that has to be the case I will use Vista (through virtualbox) to recover the files, but since I am trying to find an alternative for everything I do in Vista/XP, I would rather not have to boot up vista.

Any ideas? Something that can do NTFS / FAT32 is usually all I need but it would be great if it can handle ext as well.

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Re: RunTime GetDataBack Alternative

Postby garda on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:03 am

Hello,

I think you'll want to take Ubuntu Rescue Remix Live CD for a spin. I've read some nice words about it but haven't actually used it as I've never experienced any incidents that cause data loss (yet). Be sure to read through all the documentations before doing anything with it, awright?. :)
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Re: RunTime GetDataBack Alternative

Postby rickpref on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:41 am

Thanks for the reply Garda, but that is the software I was talking about that I don't want. I'm looking for something that has a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Where I can use a mouse and buttons instead of typing on the command line. If it comes to that I stick with Vista and GetDataBack for data recovery.
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Re: RunTime GetDataBack Alternative

Postby garda on Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:13 pm

Oops, sorry about that. I kind of missed the fine print. :lol:

This is the only data recovery utility for Linux with GUI that I have in my Firefox bookmark (haven't actually tried it): Autopsy. You may also want to check out some live CD distros that employ the software: Tools Using TSK or Autopsy. Autopsy and Sleuth Kit are available through Synaptic. So happy testing.
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