DiskDigger is a data recovery software that can be used to recover deleted files that have been accidentally deleted. The software concentrates on the recovery of the three file types images, documents and multimedia unlike other data recovery applications who display all files that can be recovered on a computer system. This limits the range of the data recovery software somewhat but it also means that it is easier to find and recover deleted files if they belong to one of the three types.
The data recovery software is completely portable and will display all hard drives and removable drives that are connected to the computer system after startup. The next page provides a checklist of various file types that can be recovered by DiskDigger. It is divided into the three categories photos and images, documents and Audio & Video. All files are selected by default but it is possible to uncheck file types so that the program is only scanning the hard drive for those file types.
Several popular file formats are missing in the list. The documents category for instance contains only Microsoft Office documents and the pdf format. That's a limiting factor as it is not possible to add file types to the list.
DiskDigger will display three tabs after that selection that contain the various file formats that have been found on the selected hard drive separated into their three categories. Previews are available for some file types, mainly those located in the image category. What sets DiskDigger apart from other tools that can recover deleted files is that it acts independently of the file system. It should theoretically work with damaged partitions. Other file recovery tools might fail because of that.
Here is a list of alternative programs that can be used to recover deleted files: (all link to Ghacks)
Got any software to recover deleted files to add? Let us know in the comments.
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