DiskDigger 1.31.47.3037

DiskDigger has two modes of operation which you can select every time you scan a disk. These modes are called “dig deep” and “dig deeper.” Here is a quick list of features for each mode:

Dig Deep

  • Undelete files from FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), NTFS, and exFAT partitions.
  • Filter recoverable files by name and size.
  • Sort recoverable files by name, size, date, and directory.

Dig Deeper

  • Scan (carve) entire disk for traces of specific file types.
  • Supported file types include:
    • Photos and images:
      • JPG – Pictures stored in digital cameras and on the Web (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
      • PNG – Portable Network Graphics
      • GIF – Graphics Interchange Format
      • BMP – Windows and OS/2 bitmap image
      • TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
      • ICO – Windows Icon
      • ANI – Windows Animated Cursor
      • CR2 – Canon RAW image
      • SR2 – Sony RAW image
      • NEF – Nikon RAW image
      • DCR – Kodak RAW image
      • PEF – Pentax RAW image
      • DNG – Adobe Digital Negative
      • SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics
      • PSD – Adobe Photoshop Image
      • RAS – Sun raster image
      • PSP – Paint Shop Pro image
      • Thumbcache – Windows thumbnail cache
      • IFF – Amiga images and other media
      • ART – AOL Art images
      • WMF – Windows MetaFile
      • EMF – Enhanced MetaFile
      • WMZ, EMZ – Compressed MetaFiles
      • DICOM – Medical imaging format
      • WEBP – WebP images
      • PCX – ZSoft PCX images
      • CDR – CorelDraw images
      • INDD – Adobe InDesign documents
      • CP – Adobe Captivate documents
    • Documents:
      • DOC – Microsoft Word document (2003 and below)
      • DOCX – Microsoft Word document (2007 and above)
      • XLS – Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (2003 and below)
      • XLSX – Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (2007 and above)
      • PPT – Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (2003 and below)
      • PPTX – Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (2007 and above)
      • VSD – Microsoft Visio document
      • PDF – Portable Document Format
      • XML – eXtensible Markup Language
      • HTML – HyperText Markup Language
      • RTF – Rich Text Format
      • WPD – WordPerfect document
      • WPS – Microsoft Works document
      • PUB – Microsoft Publisher document
      • XPS – XML Paper Specification
      • WRI – Old Windows Write document
      • ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG – OpenDocument formats
    • Audio and video:
      • MP3 – Audio format widely used in digital media players (MPEG layer 3)
      • WMA – Windows Media Audio
      • AVI – Audio Video Interleave
      • WAV – Wave audio
      • MID -Musical Instrument Digital Interface
      • FLV – Adobe Flash Video
      • WMV – Windows Media Video
      • MOV – QuickTime video
      • M4A – MPEG-4 audio
      • M4V, MP4 – MPEG-4 video
      • 3GP – Third Generation Partnership video
      • F4V – Adobe Flash video based on MPEG-4 Part 12
      • RM – RealMedia video
      • RMVB – RealMedia video (variable bitrate)
      • MKV – Matroska video
      • MPEG – Motion Picture Experts Group
      • AU – Sun Microsystems audio
      • MTS, M2TS – MPEG2 Transport Stream
      • R3D – RED Video Camera video
      • APE – Monkey’s Audio file
      • OFR – OptimFROG lossless audio
      • PPM, PGM, PBM – Netpbm images
      • WEBM – WebM videos
    • Compressed archives:
      • ZIP – Widely used compressed format developed by PKWARE
      • RAR – Roshal ARchive, used by WinRAR
      • 7Z – Compressed format used by 7-Zip
      • GZ – Compressed format used by gzip
      • SIT – Compressed format used by StuffIt for Mac
      • ACE – WinAce archive
      • CAB – Microsoft Cabinet archive
      • SZDD – Compressed files created by COMPRESS.EXE from MS-DOS
    • Miscellaneous:
      • ISO – Images of optical media, such as CDs and DVDs
      • EXE – Windows or MS-DOS executable file
      • DLL – Windows or MS-DOS dynamic-link library
      • MDB – Microsoft Access database (2003 and below)
      • ACCDB – Microsoft Access database (2007 and above)
      • PST – Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders file
      • DBX – Microsoft Outlook Express data file
      • XAC – GnuCash data file
      • KMY – KMyMoney data file
      • DWG – AutoCAD drawing
      • DXF – Drawing Interchange Format
      • CHM – Microsoft Compiled HTML Help file
      • TTF, TTC – TrueType font
      • CLASS – Java class file
      • KMZ – Google Earth location data

Common Features

  • Works in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.
  • Also works in Linux.
  • View recoverable files as a list, or as thumbnail previews.
  • Thumbnails will show previews of image files, album art from MP3 and WMA files, and icons from executable files!
  • Selecting a recoverable file brings up a full preview of the file (insofar as possible). For image files, it will show the image (with pan and zoom). For document files, it will show a text-only preview of the document. For certain audio files, it will allow you to play back the sound.
  • Previews of JPG and TIFF files will show EXIF information (camera model, date taken, sensor settings, etc.).
  • Previews of MP3 files will show ID3 information (artist, album, genre, etc.).
  • Previews of ZIP files will show a list of files contained in the archive.

Advanced Features

  • Able to scan virtual disk image files:
    • VHD files (Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk)
    • VDI files (VirtualBox disk image)
    • Direct binary disk images (acquired with dd or similar tools)
  • When digging deeper, ability to start scanning from a specific location on the disk.
  • When previewing files, the program optionally shows the first 4K bytes of the file as a hex dump.