disk utilities


HD-Workbench – added 1/9/2007

HD Workbench can evacuate data from a potentially failing disk to a ‘known to be good’ disk by creating a sector by sector copy (including the MBR, partition tables and boot sectors), or by writing the data to a raw disk image file.


Raw Copy – added 1/9/2007

Raw Copy copies a disk as a raw image from one drive directly to another. Raw Copy utility is designed for people who have faulty drive and want to transfer the data directly to another drive without doing a file by file copy. This saves the need for operating system re-installs and allows drives with an unknown file system to be copied (including from console game machines, data recorders, mac etc). The program has a built in data recovery function which will attempt to recover data from bad sectors to ensure all the available data is restored from the drive.


Scrounge NTFS – added 1/10/2007

Scrounge NTFS is a data recovery program for NTFS file systems that reads each block of the hard disk to and retrieves rebuilds file system tree on another partition.


SelfImage – added 1/8/2007

SelfImage is a hard disk imaging utility which is capable of making an image file of a hard disk or hard disk partition, and can restore an image back to any drive or partition that doesn’t have open files. Useful for making backups. Unlike dd for Windows (or cygwin), SelfImage is capable of creating an image of a partition that is currently in use.


Disk Investigator – added 1/4/2007

Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.


Virtual Drive Creator – added 10/10/2006

The DOS SUBST command is a very powerful tool, even in Windows. It allows you to use a single (available) drive letter to specify a path which could be any number of folders deep, e.g. “c:\folder1\folder2\folder 3….\folder” (it’s been tested to 10 levels). Virtual Drive Creator (VDC) does exactly the same thing.


Alcohol 52% Free Edition – added 9/26/2006

Alcohol works as an emulation software that allows users to play CDs DVDs without the need for the physical disc. Notebook users and PC Game players benefit the most from Alcohol 52% which supports 25 languages. It can handle up to 6 virtual CD DVD-ROM drives, all at once. The reading speed of a virtual CD-ROM is 200X. This means you can play a CD from the virtual CD-ROM with 200X reading speed. Supports normal CD DVD and CD RAW sub-channel reading methods: RAW reading method enables to emulate all CDs.


Virtual CD Manager – added 8/4/2006

With Virtual CD Manager you can manage your lots of image files of CD/DVD (*.ISO) with database, and can open them like in a physical CD-ROM , write memo, search etc, it’s very easily and burn them into CD/DVD directly.


Drive Manager – added 8/3/2006

Drive Manager can be placed on your desktop to be used as an alternative to the “My-Computer” shortcut. It can also be used to hide drives from explorer. Double clicking on a drive will open it in explorer. The current version can create substitute drive letters for local folders.


Dead Disk Doctor – added 7/19/2006

Dead Disk Doctor – allows copying files from scratched or damaged CD, DVD disks, unreadable Floppy and Hard Drives or other media. It replaces lost data with random bytes reading files by expandable blocks.

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