One unrecorded task of being someone who is forensic-trained, is to help them recover files they have accidentally deleted. Call it a chore (if you think it is) but I find it enjoyable, because I get to talk to people when we might justwalk past each other, before their carelessness chanced some casual conversation while I get down to recover their files. DiskDigger from DimitryBrant.com certainly is going to make my job very easy.

DiskDigger can recover files from any type of media that your computer can read. This includes USB flash drives, memory cards (SD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, etc), and of course your hard drive. The types of files that it recovers include photos, videos, music, documents, and many other formats.

DiskDigger can even scan reformatted or badly formatted disks (disks to which Windows can’t assign a drive letter), and even disks with bad sectors. It bypasses the Windows file system drivers and scans your disk directly. It has its own built-in support for the following file systems: FAT12 (floppy disks), FAT16 (older memory cards), FAT32 (newer memory cards and hard disks), NTFS (newer hard disks), and exFAT (Microsoft’s new successor to FAT32).

Just like FATWalker and NTFSWalker, Diskdigger is portable and just a few clicks without getting into the extensive details of forensic software.


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