PhotoRec free for PC

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  • Developer CGSecurity
  • Version 7.2
  • License Open Source
  • Language en

PhotoRec is a data recovery tool designed to recover lost files from hard drives and portable media. The software ignores the traditional file system and dives deep into the underlying data, so it even works in circumstances with damaged file systems or reformatted disks. This is our PhotoRec download page.

Key Features

  • Compatibility: PhotoRec works well with the following devices : hard disks, CDs, memory cards, USB Memory drives, etc. Also, it is compatible with digital cameras like Canon, Casio, Nikon Coolpix, Olympus, Sony Alpha, Pentax, Practica.
  • Recover Files: The software recovers the deleted photos in different ways. If the file is not overwritten by other files, its recovery is relatively fast and easy. On the contrary, when a file is damaged or deleted, the recovery process will take longer as PhotoRec will first split the data into smaller parts to get better results.
  • Multiple Formats: PhotoRec recognizes many different file formats such as: ZIP, Office, PDF, HTML, JPEG and various graphics file formats. The complete list of recoverable formats includes more than 300 file families.

How to Use PhotoRec?

So how does PhotoRec data recovery work? This PhotoRec Wiki page guides you through the recovery process step by step.

Is PhotoRec Free?

Yes, PhotoRec is an open-source software that is completely free to use for everyone.

Other Platforms

By clicking on the green download button on the top of this page, you will get the PhotoRec Windows version. On the download section of the CGSecurity site you will also find PhotoRec Mac and PhotoRec Linux.

System Requirements

  • Windows: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

  • macOS: macOS 10.6 or higher.

  • Linux: Linux kernel 2.6.18 or later.

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