DMDE — Disk Editor
and Data Recovery Software

DMDE New Version 4.0.6 - Change Log

DMDE is a powerful tool for data searching, editing, and recovery on disks. It may recover the directory structure and files in some complicated cases through the use of special algorithms when other software can't help.

File Recovery
1 Million+
15 Years
of Experience
*FOR FREE you can recover up to 4000 files from a chosen directory, with an unlimited number of repetitions. To unlock limits, please see Paid Options
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Supported file systems and OS
Advanced data recovery
Freeware options

FS: FAT12/16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS, Ext2/3/4, HFS+/HFSX, APFS, btrfs

OS: Windows, Linux, macOS, DOS

File system support doesn't depend on a host OS (you can run software on Windows to recover Linux data, and so on) See Installation and run.

Algorithms of thorough search and analysis effectively reconstruct directory structure and recover files after some complex file system damages (such as format, partition manager failure, and other). It is possible to find data quickly without a full scan in the case of minor filesystem damage.

Data recovery by file signatures (Raw-recovery) is added to cover cases when recovery by file system is not possible.

For free you can recover up to 4000 files from a chosen directory, with the unlimited number of repetitions. Other freeware basic features: preview for common image formats, simple partition manager (allowing partition undeleting), a tool to create disk images and clones, RAID constructor, disk editor

Partition manager
RAID constructor
Disk cloning
Professional options

Simple partition manager finds and restores accidentally removed partitions using information from boot sectors/superblocks of FAT, NTFS, exFAT, Ext2/3/4, HFS, and from their backup copies. Partitioning is displayed in the form useful for analysis and error detection.

RAID constructor is a tool to virtually reconstruct RAID supporting RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-4, RAID-5, RAID-6, as well as custom striping, delayed parity, JBOD/spanned disks, automatic detection of RAID configurations.

Disk clone feature includes creating, writing images back to disk, disk cloning, and supports handling of I/O errors (bad sectors).

Other features

Extended disk editor
Cluster map
Other specific features

DMDE is portable and runs just after extracting.

Disk editor is compatible with the most recent Windows versions and supports automatic volume locking during writing to volume areas. With the disk editor you can view, edit, and navigate through files and different disk structures (such as MBR, GPT, boot sectors, file tables, and directory entries of file systems), use custom templates.

Cluster map allows finding files occupying specified clusters or sectors.

NTFS utilities allow you to copy, delete files, create, repair, remove directories bypassing NTFS driver.

DMDE supports national file names, large disks, large files, large sectors, sector translation, compressed NTFS files, and other specific features.

★★★★★ (100+ reviews)

 Impressive piece of software. The only one I could find that doesn't crash when I plug my faulty drive in. Even when the drive disconnects itself mid-operation, the program automatically resumes when it's reconnected, so I've been able to back up all my data with very little inconvenience considering how much damaged the drive is. I probably could have done it using the free version (it limits your batches to something like 4000 files), but at such a low price, I'm happy to own a piece of software that works this well. 


DMDE has been developed since 2006 by its permanent author Dmitry Sidorov. He dedicated himself to making easy and powerful software for both novices and professionals. With more than 1 million users around the world, DMDE has proven itself for being reliable and effective, especially in complex data recovery situations. By always looking for new and different ways to improve things, he is committed to offering complete solutions to DMDE users. With a clear albeit minimalistic interface, software is packed with a wide range of features. It has been reviewed and recommended by reputable technology websites such as TechRadar, Forbes Advisor, and Softpedia. One of the standout points of DMDE is its affordable price, making it an attractive option for users seeking reliable data recovery software.

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