R-Linux 6.2

R-Linux 6.2

Free R-Linux is a free file recovery utility for the Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system
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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.

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


  • It fails to recover damaged RAIDs or stripe sets

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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.

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