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Howto Restore your Deleted Files with TestDisk

By on March 13, 2013
Howto Restore your Deleted Files with TestDisk

TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

This is a great tools for a “never backup” guys out there. Even better if you accidentally removed all your important pictures. Then this tools allow you to find and restore a part or all of your lost data intact.

TestDisk can:
# Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
# Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
# Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
# Fix FAT tables
# Rebuild NTFS boot sector
# Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
# Fix MFT using MFT mirror
# Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
# Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
# Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.

Here is a quick how-to for the very simple to use TestDisk tool! One condition which is TestDisk must be executed with Root access.

Fedora/CentOS/Redhat : yum install testdisk
Ubuntu/debian : sudo apt-get intall testdisk

Open your terminal with root access then type in “testdisk”.
Below screenshot is the GUI you will see:
Howto Restore your Deleted Files with TestDisk

Just follow the instructions will do, as simple as abc.
Note : If you still cannot find any a option called Deeper Search will also search for FAT32 backup boot sector, NTFS backup boot superblock, ext2/ext3 backup superblock to detect more partitions.

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