R-Linux Free

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Editorial review

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Silvana Mansilla Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 3.0
R-Linux is a powerful and handy utility that enables you to recover files from the Ext2FS/Ext3FS file system used in Linux and some Unixes. It recovers files from any local disk lost or damaged due to virus attack, system crash or power failure, even if the file records are lost.
However, it fails to recover damaged RAIDs or stripe sets and does not feature network capabilities. It also has the ability to scan a disk in search of previous partitions and restores the files present in them. In the case of disks with bad sectors, the program first copy the entire disk or part of it to an image file and then process it. The application also searches for files on devices such as CD, HD, DVD, floppy disk, USB drive, Compact Flash Card, Memory Sticks, ZIP drive, and other removable media. It recognizes Dynamic, Basic, BSD (UNIX) and GPT partitions layout schema and Apple partition map. It also includes a hexadecimal disk and file editor. The interface is very simple and intuitive, very similar to Windows Explorer.
It supports Win9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista.


  • Easy to use. Simple and intuitive user interface. Free.


  • It fails to recover damaged RAIDs or stripe sets.
This software was checked for viruses and was found to be clean. Click here to see antivirus report.
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What's new in version 5.0

- S.M.A.R.T. attribute monitoring. R-Linux can display S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) attributes for hard drives to show their hardware health and predict their possible failures. Any unnecessary work with such hard drives should be avoided if S.M.A.R.T. warnings appear.
- Accelerated disk scan for fast-read devices.
- Search for deleted file versions. R-Linux can search for deleted file versions using their sizes, names and extensions, and recognized file types as the search parameters.
- Improved data selection in the Hexadecimal editor. Now the beginning and end of the area to be selected can be set by the "Select from" and "Select to" commands in the shortcut menu.
- Appending data to an existing file in the Hexadecimal editor. A file fragment selected in the editor can be appended to an existing file.
- An external file can be loaded to a selected position in the file opened in the Hexadecimal editor.

Publisher's description

R-Linux is a free file recovery utility for the Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system used in the Linux OS and several Unixes. R-Linux recovers files:
- Removed by virus attack, power failure or system crash;
- After the partition with the files was re-formatted, damaged, or deleted;
- When the partition structure on a disk was changed or damaged;
- From disks with bad sectors.

Latest comments

  • 0
    Vlad 3 years ago
    Pros: not recommended
    Cons: not recommended

    This program is increaditably unstable rip-off of the complete version.
    Situation: a data partition from WD mybook world which got accedentally repartitioned. Hardware: p4 2.4ghz box with 2gb ram, 2tb sata disk with image of the defect disk, ubuntu. Initial scan goes OK. 4 hours, searching only video (family video). That is OK, but then comes "reading pass" that takes another 2 hours. AFTER that reading pass, program becomes insanely unstable!! Everything WITHIN the program - freezes. According to top, system has enough memory (6gb swap is on). Other three times, program simply CRASHES. I have run cpuburn and memtest on this hardware - its rock stable. I think R-studio just DOES NOT freaking care about "free linux-only" version.
    Photorec does the job.

  • 0
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