Linux com has published an intersting article about recovering data after wiping the hard drive. The author describes a successful attempt to recover his lost photographs and videos by using two GPL tools, TestDisk and PhotoRec. It’s good to know that there are free tools out there that can actually do this job right. I hope I’ll never need them though.
Backing up data is one of the most crucial tasks, but how many back up their photographs and videos and what medium should be used for the backups when the data includes, for example, thousands of high resolution photographs and DV video? I use a dedicated 200GB HDD for storing such data. That’s something I’ll have to think about…
PS: cgsecurity.org, apart from the two tools mentioned above, contains very useful information and some other interesting utilities.
Read this post for more open source data recovery tools.
How to recover lost files by George Notaras is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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