First Aid Kit

Key features

  • Data recovery at file level from external drives, internal drives, network drives or cloud storage when Windows will not start but the file systems are undamaged / slightly damaged
  • Data recovery at file level of shadow copies (normally hidden) on NTFS drives
  • Data recovery at block level from corrupt file systems, accidentally quick-formatted storage devices or bad blocks
  • 1:1 cloning of hard drives – also works with damaged hard drives that already have bad blocks
  • Virus detection – even when particularly stubborn malware deactivates the virus canner in Windows, the virus scanner can help in a live system
  • Secure deletion of data from hard disks before a computer is sold or thrown out, to prevent data falling into the wrong hands
  • Network data recovery when Windows will not start and no external hard drive is available – enable access to a hard drive on a malfunctioning PC with the First Aid Kit and use another Windows or Mac computer to find, view and copy folders and files

More rescue tools

  • Reset forgotten Windows passwords
  • Reset shell entries in the Registry (e.g. ransomware, shell experiments)
  • Registry Editor
  • Convert hard drives to images for virtual machines (e.g. when a computer is about to be replaced but some old Windows programs will still be used)
  • Backup data on DVD
  • Detailed recovery at block level
  • Locate partitions (e.g. when an attempt to change partitions goes amiss)
  • Detailed health reports, particularly for hard drives and SSDs Remote access (client and server) – if you don’t know what to do, simply ask a friend to help, or conversely, solve your old Auntie’s PC problems using TeamViewer, SSH or VNC

Desktop mode

  • No problem if Windows Recovery is very slow or it’s time for a new installation. First Aid Kit offers a fully-functional desktop with a mail client, a browser, office applications, a media player and even games, which avoids the necessity to get Windows working properly again in a hurry or to access the internet with a possibly insecure system.
  • Bonus: When installed on a USB device, the home directory can be encrypted and stored on the USB device so that login details (e-mail) can be saved, IMAP caches are always available and Firefox Sync can be used to synchronise bookmarks and passwords with the desktop browser.
  • Additional products: Truecrypt, Passwort-Manager, Hex-Editor, FTP-Client