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Scan and repair disk partitions


testdisk [/log] [/debug] [/dump] [device|image.dd|image.e01]

testdisk /version

testdisk /list [/log]


  TestDisk checks and recovers lost partitions
  It works with :
  - BeFS (BeOS)
  - BSD disklabel (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD)
  - CramFS, Compressed File System
  - DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
  - HFS and HFS+, Hierarchical File System
  - JFS, IBM's Journaled File System
  - Linux ext2/ext3/ext4
  - Linux Raid
    RAID 1: mirroring
    RAID 4: striped array with parity device
    RAID 5: striped array with distributed parity information
    RAID 6: striped array with distributed dual redundancy information
  - Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
  - LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
  - Mac partition map
  - Novell Storage Services NSS
  - NTFS (Windows NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista/...)
  - ReiserFS 3.5, 3.6 and 4
  - Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
  - Unix File System UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/...)
  - XFS, SGI's Journaled File System

  It can undelete files from
  - DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
  - Linux ext2
  - NTFS (Windows NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista/...)

  For more information on how to use, please visit the wiki pages on www.cgsecurity.org



create a testdisk.log file


add debug information


dump raw sectors


display current partitions

See Also

fdisk(8), photorec(8).


TestDisk 7.2, Data Recovery Utility, February 2024
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>

Referenced By

fidentify(8), photorec(8), qphotorec(8).

February 2024 Administration Tools