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The following is a very incomplete list of data recovery programs, taken from a message I wrote in another web forum discussing data recovery on FAT-formatted hard disk drives. It may be useful to provide this information to customers (with suitable precautions and qualifications) who ask for information about data recovery. 


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A-FF Labs - NTFS Undelete and Partition Find and Mount

Access Data - FTK Imager

Acronis - RecoveryExpert

Advanced NTFS Recovery - NTFS Recovery (may handle FAT32 as well)

bitMART - Restorer Ultimate

Brant, Dmitry - DiskDigger

BriggSoft - Directory Snoop

CGSecurity - TeskDisk and PhotoRec

Convar - PC Inspector File Recovery

DataRescue.Com - PhotoRescue (intended for flash RAM cards, which are typically formatted with FAT, may work with other devices as well)

Digital Assembly - Adroit Photo Recovery (pictures only)

DiskInternals - NTFS Recovery

DIY Data Recovery - iRecover

DNSSOFT Technology - DiskGetor

DTI Data - Recover It All Technology Ltd - EaseRescue File Recovery

EASEUS - Data Recovery & Security Suite

Fsys Software - DFSee

Gibson Research Corp. - Spinrite

Gillware - GillWare File Viewer

Higher Ground Software - Hard Drive Mechanic Gold

iCare Data Recovery Pty. Ltd. - iCare Data Recovery Software

Kato, Brian - Restoration (also here)

LC Technology - FileRecovery Pro

LSoft Technologies - Active@ Boot Disk, Active@ File Recovery and Active-Undelete

Micware Software - Encopy

Naltech - Multi Data Rescue (optical discs only?)

Nucleus Tecnologies - Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS

Ontrack Data Recovery - Easy Recovery Professional

Paragon Software Group - Paragon Rescue Kit

Partition Support - FindPart (and other utilities)

Phelps, Eric - Uncheck (for .CHK files left over from Chkdsk operations)

Piriform - Recuva

Phoenix Technologies Undelete+

ProSoft Engineering - Data Rescue PC

Quetek Consulting Corp. - File Scavenger

R-Tools Technology - R-Studio Data Recovery

Recover Data - Windows Data Recovery

Recoveryer Software - Recoveryer Ultimate Edition

Regall LLC (dba Object Rescue) - File Rescue and Data Rescue, Any Reader

RoadKil Software - Unstoppable Copier

Runtime Software - GetDataBack

Smart PC Solutions - Smart FAT Recovery

SoftLogica - Handy Recovery

Stellar Information Systems - Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery

SysTech Software - RECOVER Fixed/Floppy Disk FAT32 /16 /12 v3.0 Release 3 (floppy diskettes and hard disks <2GB)

TOKIWA - DataRecovery (erased files only?)

Zero Assumption Recovery - ZAR32 for Windows

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