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testdisk - Scan and repair disk partitions

TESTDISK(8) Administration Tools TESTDISK(8)


testdisk - 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


create a testdisk.log file
add debug information
dump raw sectors
display current partitions


fdisk(8), photorec(8).


TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <>
April 2015