Free Linux Recovery for Windows | for Linux

R-Linux is a free file recovery utility for the Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS file system used in the Linux OS and several Unixes. R-Linux uses the same InteligentScan technology as R-Studio, and flexible parameter settings to provide the fastest and most reliable file recovery for the Linux platform. However, unlike R-Studio, R-Linux cannot recover data over network or reconstruct RAIDs, or provide object copy.

There are two variants of R-Linux: one is for Linux, the other is for Windows. They are the same in their features, and differ only in their host OS.

R-Linux recover files:

  • Removed by virus attack, power failure or system crash;
  • After the partition with the files was re-formatted, damaged, or deleted;
  • When the partition structure on a disk was changed or damaged. In this case, R-Linux can scan the disk trying to find previously existing partitions and restore files from found partitions.
  • From disks with bad sectors. In this case, R-Linux can first copy the entire disk or its part into an image file and then process the image file. This is especially useful when new bad sectors are constantly appearing on the disk, and remaining information must be immediately saved.
  • Standard "Windows Explorer" - style interface.
  • Host OS:
    Linux variant: Linux, kernel 2.6 and above
    Windows variant: Win2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Supported file systems: Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) only.
  • Recognition and parsing Dynamic (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7), Basic, GPT and BSD (UNIX) partitions layout schema and Apple partition map. Dynamic partitions over GPT are supported as well as dynamic partitions over MBR.
  • Creates image files for an entire hard drive, logical disk, or its part. Such image files can be processed like regular disks. Images can be either simple exact object copies (Plain images) compatible with the old versions of R-Linux, or compressed images that can be compressed, split into several parts, and password-protected. Such images are fully compatible with the images created by R-Drive Image, but incompatible with the old versions of R-Linux.
  • Recognizes localized names.
  • Recovered files can be saved on any (including network) disks accessible by the host operating system.
  • Support for new file system: Ext4 FS
  • Versatile data visualization. R-Linux can show data on the disk either as a real folder/file structure or as files sorted by their extensions, or Creation/Last Accessed/Modification times.
  • File Sorting. Found files and folders can now be easily sorted by the original structure, file extension or file creation/modification time.
  • Support for mass file recovery. R-Linux can automatically apply data recovery options for all files to recover.
  • Common Find/Mark dialog. R-Linux can automatically find and mark multiple files matching search options specified on the Find/Mark dialog.
  • Hex Editor Enhancement. Files can be shown as ANSI or UNICODE text.
  • Compressed image format support. When R-Linux creates an image of the disk or its part, the image can be compressed and split into several files to put it on CD/DVD/flash drive or FAT16/FAT32*.
    * R-Linux reads and opens the created image only for the purpose of data recovery. For disk imaging and restoration tasks please consider R-Drive Image software.
  • Support for known file types. R-Linux searches for files with known typical features of their structures allowing the user to search for files on devices with damaged or unknown files systems, including an HD, CD, DVD, floppy disk, Compact Flash Card, USB drive, ZIP drive, Memory Sticks, and other removable media.
  • Scan process visualization. While scanning an object, R-Linux graphically shows items that have been found.
  • A hexadecimal disk and file editor.
  • GPT and APM partition layout schema support.
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