Lost all of your precious image files because of that recent computer reformat? If you are looking for a free and easy way to recover these lost images, files and even videos, then Photorec is the software you’ve been looking for.
Photorec is an open source software that can recover various file types from corrupted hard disks, CDs or even removable or portable storage systems. This little tool can definitely assist you in recovering your files even if the main system has become severely corrupted or formatted. Even better is that it won’t clog up your system since it’s only 5.71 MB for a full installation. You really won’t need a detailed help menu when using Photorec since it is fairly easy to use. The program comes with TestDisk which is a program that helps to recover host partitions as well as makes non-bootable disks up and running again.
Photorec works great in recovering images from different types of storage devices like memory cards, (CompactFlash, Memory Stick, SecureDigital, SmartMedia, Microdrive, MMC, USB Memory Drives), hard drives as well as CD Roms. Moreover, the program will never overwrite any of your existing files. The most important thing to remember is that as soon as you notice that files are missing or that files have become corrupted; to not to store new images in the drive so that it won’t overwrite your previous images or files.
The program will only work at the damaged system so you are assured that all of the good files are not damaged.