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GParted 0.8 can recover data from lost partitions

GParted is an extremely handy LiveCD to keep in your technician's toolbox, and its new version features one very major addition: GParted 0.8 can now help you recover data from lost partitions. After analyzing your drive and doing its best to resurrect missing information from the partition table, GParted will now let you mount partitions it finds in read-only mode so you can copy your data to...

Pick up where you left off before a reboot with Cache My Work

Getting your desktop situated "just so" following a reboot can be a hassle. As with so many other Windows annoyances, there's a handy little application which can help. Cache My Work was created to tackle the task of restoring your windows following a restart. Launch the app and a list of your cacheable programs is displayed - you also have the option of re-opening all your open Explorer...

Reopen accidentally closed programs with GoneIn60s

We can't count the number of times we've accidentally closed a web browser, word processor, or other application without saving our data first. Unfortunately, Windows doesn't have an undo key. But thanks to GoneIn60s, you can add a slowdo button. (Yes, we're going to trademark slowdo, you can't have it). What GoneIn60s does is delay the shutdown of your applications. When you hit the close button,...

CD Recovery Toolbox saves data from damaged discs

There are plenty of utilities out there designed to help you recover data you've accidentally deleted. But what if your PC won't even recognize the disc you're trying to read? CD Recovery Toolbox helps you grab information from any optical disc in your drive, whether Windows recognizes it or not. Don't let the name fool you, CD Recovery Toolbox can also handle DVDs and HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs. If...

Have your lost USB drive ask for help

With USB drives getting larger in capacity but smaller in size every day, the space on which you can scrawl your "If found..." contact info is becoming more and more limited. The solution? Make your USB drive identify itself and ask to be sent home if someone finds it and plugs it in to their computer. The Daily Cup of Tech has a tutorial and a little program for making a box with your contact...

Recover lost photos from flash memory with PhotoRec

PhotoRec is an open source multi-platform app intended to help you recover photos from corrupted media like memory cards and even hard drives and CD-ROMs. In addition to photos, PhotoRec can recover many other types of files, including video files, documents, and archives (e.g. zip files). PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it'll work even if your media's...