testdisk  7.1
About: TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks (useful in recovering lost partitions; includes PhotoRec to recover lost files).
  Fossies Dox: testdisk-7.1.tar.bz2  ("inofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

testdisk Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies testdisk-7.1.tar.bz2 contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks. It is very useful in recovering lost partitions.

It works with :

  • DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
  • NTFS ( Windows NT/2K/XP )
  • Linux Ext2 and Ext3
  • BeFS ( BeOS )
  • BSD disklabel ( FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD )
  • CramFS (Compressed File System)
  • HFS and HFS+, Hierarchical File System
  • JFS, IBM's Journaled File System
  • Linux Raid
  • Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
  • LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • Netware NSS
  • ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4
  • Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
  • UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/...)
  • XFS, SGI's Journaled File System

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost pictures from digital camera memory or even Hard Disks. It has been extended to search also for non audio/video headers. It searches for

  • Sun/NeXT audio data (.au)
  • RIFF audio/video (.avi/.wav)
  • BMP bitmap (.bmp)
  • bzip2 compressed data (.bz2)
  • Source code written in C (.c)
  • Canon Raw picture (.crw)
  • Canon catalog (.ctg)
  • FAT subdirectory
  • Microsoft Office Document (.doc)
  • Nikon dsc (.dsc)
  • HTML page (.html)
  • JPEG picture (.jpg)
  • MOV video (.mov)
  • MP3 audio (MPEG ADTS, layer III, v1) (.mp3)
  • Moving Picture Experts Group video (.mpg)
  • Minolta Raw picture (.mrw)
  • Olympus Raw Format picture (.orf)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Perl script (.pl)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • Raw Fujifilm picture (.raf)
  • Contax picture (.raw)
  • Rollei picture (.rdc)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Shell script (.sh)
  • Tar archive (.tar )
  • Tag Image File Format (.tiff)
  • Microsoft ASF (.wma)
  • Sigma/Foveon X3 raw picture (.x3f)
  • zip archive (.zip)

TestDisk and PhotoRec run under:

  • Dos, Win9x
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD
  • SunOS

Both are under GNU General Public License.

Christophe GRENIER grenier@cgsecurity.org https://www.cgsecurity.org/

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