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Author Topic: 081230 testdisk-6.10 [VL 6.0]  (Read 721 times)
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« on: December 30, 2008, 03:21:05 pm »

toothandnail has packaged testdisk, a partition and data recovery suite, for VL 6.0.  He adds:

"Warning: I originally built this to fix a dead Windows box, which it did very well. However, testdisk is potentially dangerous, and, since I do not use reiserfs, has only been tested with xfs. No warranties are given - if you break it, you own both halves. Use at your own risk....."

Package:  testdisk-6.10-i586-1vl60.tlz
MD5:  92ca74b87e632b29ccc9f96b8a2a1512
Package Size:  1045K
Installed Size:  4140K


testdisk: testdisk (a partition and data recovery suite)
testdisk: testdisk checks partition and boot sectors of disks, and is very
testdisk: useful in recovering lost partitions. Its companion, photorec is a
testdisk: file data recovery software originally designed to recover pictures
testdisk: from digital camera memory. It has now been extended to search for
testdisk: other lost data.
testdisk: License: GPL
testdisk: Authors: Christophe GRENIER <>
testdisk: Website:

After testing this package please stop back and let us know how it works for you.

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Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 12:59:57 pm »

Just used photorec (part of the testdisk utils) to recover a "lost" .pst file for Outlook. It recovered 33 potential files and several were "corrupt" such that after running scanpst.exe there was no data but it did recover the lost file. I was able to run this as a user (vs. root).

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