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.
- Easy to use. Simple and intuitive user interface. Free.
- It fails to recover damaged RAIDs or stripe sets.