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iRescueData Disk Diagnostics

The free drive diagnostic tool for initial at-home data recovery.

iRescueData Disk Diagnostics is a free tool that anyone can use to recover data. It is the first step in any data loss situation to determine the severity of drive failure. In many cases, it will recover files without requiring our lab services. It does this using a filesystem reader built for fault tolerance rather than speed. Consider it to be a ‘safe mode’ for hard drives.

The project-based workflow shows you which files you already have as you browse your data folders. This allows you to select the most important files first as, very often, a failing drive will stop working altogether – rather quickly.

Runs on any computer with Windows XP or later. Bring the portable binary with you to work on other computers. Reads from internal or USB connected drives. Supported filesystems: NTFS, FAT, exFAT, APFS, HFS+, and EXT.

Portable binary compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. Software publication PAD file can be found here.

Optimized to read from damaged disks.

Our filesystem reader reduces workload on drives increasing chances of getting files back before a drive fails completely. Files containing bad sectors are logged and the copy process continues to the next file.

Recover data from Window, Mac or Linux formatted drives.

Supports filesystems used in Windows, macOS, and Linux: NTFS, FAT, exFAT, APFS, HFS+, and EXT. Encrypted drives not supported, however you can send the drive to our lab for data recovery.

Easily send the drive to our lab for data recovery.

Try this at-home solution first. Don’t risk damaging the drive if the transfer is too slow. Click ‘Send to Lab’ to start a new data recovery case and you will receive shipping instructions.

Essential for every technician toolkit.

Bring the portable binary with you to quickly diagnose and recover files on other computers. Place the .exe on the desktop of your file transfer stations. Launch from a Windows 10 Setup bootable USB using the Shift+F10 command prompt.