Category: PC

PhotoRec, Digital Picture and File Recovery

Let me recommend you this piece of nice open source SW to recover your deleted files (pictures, video, etc …)

I’ve tried it recently and works great

PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.

PhotoRec is free – this open source multi-platform application is distributed under GNU General Public License (GPLV v2+). PhotoRec is a companion program to TestDisk, an application for recovering lost partitions on a wide variety of file systems and making non-bootable disks bootable again. You can download them from this link.

For more safety, PhotoRec uses read-only access to handle the drive or memory card you are about to recover lost data from. Important: As soon as a picture or file is accidentally deleted, or you discover any missing, do NOT save any more pictures or files to that memory device or hard disk drive; otherwise you may overwrite your lost data. This means that while using PhotoRec, you must not choose to write the recovered files to the same partition they were stored on.

Download it here:
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Windows 10 Setup Script

This Windows 10 Setup Script turns off a bunch of unnecessary Windows 10 telemetery, bloatware, & privacy things. Not guaranteed to catch everything. Review and tweak before running. Reboot after running. Scripts for reversing are included and commented. Fork of (different defaults).

SOCKS Proxy using PuTTY

1. Run Putty
2. When you open it, on the left side, expand “SSH”, and select “Tunnels”. The screen should look something like so:

3. Pick a port between 1025 and 65535. We will refer to this as “X”.
4. Under source port, select “Dynamic”, enter “X”, and then enter “myservername:X” under destination. Click on “Add”, and “D X” should appear under ‘forwarded ports’.
5. Next, select “Session on the left side. Set hostname to ‘myservername’. Click ‘Open’ to login to the server. Enter your username and password, and as long as the window is open and you’re logged in, the dynamic proxy will be open. You can tell your applications to use ‘localhost:X’ as the SOCKS proxy server to use, and it should work nicely.