TestDisk is the most popular free partition recovery software tool. It runs under Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003, DOS (either real or in a Windows 9x DOS-box), Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SunOS, and macOS. The tool was designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again, and it does a great job with both.
Inexperienced users often shy away from TestDisk because its command-line user interface is less than inviting. In reality, the tool does a good job of guiding its users through the partition recovery process, but it’s certainly not as intuitive as graphical partition recovery software.
- Can make non-booting disks bootable again
- Completely free and open-source
- Runs on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
- Powerful data recovery capabilities
- Command-line user interface
Supported file systems: BeFS, CramFS, FAT12/16/32, FATX, exFAT, HFS, HFS+ and HFSX, JFS, btrfs, ext2/3/4, GFS2, LUKS encrypted partition, Linux RAID md 0.9/1.0/1.1/1.2, RAID 1/4/5/6,
Linux Swap, LVM, LVM2, NSS, NTFS, ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4, Sun Solaris i386 disklabel, UFS, UFS2, XFS, SGI's Journaled File System, Wii WBFS, Sun ZFS.
Fix partition table: Yes.
Price: Free and open-source software.
Limitations on the free/trial version: None.
Supported operating systems: Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.