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Rescue Kit 14 Free

Regain control when disaster strikes

  • Be prepared before a disaster strikes
  • Strong backup and complete collection of powerful rescue wizards
  • Achieve complete control over any critical situation
  • Create your personal Paragon Rescue Kit recovery media

Strong Rescue Wizards

  • Boot Corrector
  • File Transfer Wizard
  • Undelete Partition
  • Registry Editor
  • Password Cleaner
  • Log Saver
  • Network Configurator and others

Excellent Compatibility and Usability

  • Handy rescue media – create ISO-image and burn it to CD/DVD or USB-flash drive
  • User-friendly interface:
    • Metro-style Express Launcher
    • Uplifted Linux recovery environment GUI
  • Windows 8.1 support

Reliable Backup

  • Sector backup – ideal for making a backup image of an entire hard disk or system partitions to guarantee the operating system’s working capability
  • Backup to any location: mounted / unmounted partitions, Backup Capsule, external media and network drives
  • Backup to Virtual Disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)

Fast & Easy Recovery

  • Recovery based on need – an entire disk, separate partitions or specific files
  • Restore from Virtual Disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)
  • Create bootable recovery media with Recovery Media Builder on WinPE or Linux
  • Rescue Kit Express Launcher
    Rescue Kit Express Launcher
  • WinPE Express Launcher
    WinPE Express Launcher
  • Linux Full Mode
    Linux Full Mode
  • Backup Wizard
    Backup Wizard
  • Browse archive to restore
    Browse archive to restore
  • Backup to VD Wizard
    Backup to VD Wizard
  • Backup to VD Linux
    Backup to VD Linux

Full Features



Full Features

Backup Features

  • Sector backup to save not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures
  • Backup to local mounted and unmounted (without assigned drive letter) partitions
  • Backup to an external mounted storage to provide a higher level of data protection and system independence
  • Backup to a special secured place on the hard disk called the Backup Capsule. This hidden partition will stay operable even if the active file system is damaged.
  • Backup to external media (CD/DVD) to guarantee a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure
  • Backup to network shares
  • Backup to virtual disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)

Restore Facilities

  • Restore an entire disk, separate partitions or just single files from a previously created backup image
  • Restore from virtual disk (VHD, pVHD, VMDK, VHDX)

Supplementary Tools

  • Recovery Media Builder – prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment on your favorite media: create an ISO-image and burn it to CD/DVD or USB-flash drive
  • Linux Recovery Environment now includes: UEFI fixup to backup and restore 64-bit Windows systems configured to the uEFI boot mode

New User-friendly Interface

  • Metro-style Express Launcher
  • Uplifted Linux recovery environment GUI

Boot Corrector Wizard

  • Search for valid Windows installations (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server/7/8/8.1)
  • Correct drive letters in the System Registry of a selected Windows installation
  • Correct “boot.ini” on selected disk
  • Correct Boot Configuration Data (BCD) files for partitions on selected disk or for partitions on all disks
  • Correct the Master Boot Record (MBR) executable code
  • Reorder primary partitions (change primary slots)
  • Correct the boot record for a selected Windows installation (increment the Serial Number, correct the partition offset, make a copy of the boot record, correct the Bootsect.dos file if exists)
  • Set an active partition
  • Hide/unhide partitions
  • Change Serial Numbers
  • Change Partition IDs
  • Display the MBR in a more understandable format
  • Display partition properties
  • Create, display, save or print a boot correction report

File Transfer Wizard

Export important files and folders from the partition (including GPT disks) to another local drive, or burn them to CD/DVD in case of system failure.

Undelete Partition Wizard

Undelete partitions (recover accidentally deleted or lost partitions).

Network Configurator Wizard

Establish a network connection on a bootable recovery media either to save a backup of a partition/hard disk or just several files on a network computer or retrieve a previously made backup from a network computer for recovery purposes.

Registry Editor Wizard

View and modify settings of any Windows System Registry in the offline mode.

Password Cleaner

Clean user passwords for Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1. Change any user password, including Administrator’s to a blank one, even if your password has been encrypted with the Syskey utility.

Load Drivers Wizard

Add drivers for specific hardware with a handy dialog.

Log Saver

This simple procedure of sends support support requests to the Paragon Support Team.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Rescue Kit 14 Free is a bootable, platform independent recovery bundle
  • Windows 8.1 support

Computer Bus Interfaces

  • Parallel ATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • External SATA (eSATA)
  • All levels of SCSI, IDE and SATA RAID controllers
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.x/2.0/3.0
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • All types of RAIDs (hardware and software)
  • PC or PCMCIA Card (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

Supported Storages

  • Support of both MBR and GPT hard disks (2.2TB+ disks included)
  • IDE, SCSI and SATA hard disks
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • AFD (Advanced Format Drive)
  • Non-512B sector size drives
  • CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+R double layer and also Blu-ray discs
  • FireWire (i.e. IEEE1394), USB 1.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 hard disks
  • PC card storage devices (MBR and GPT flash memory, etc.)

Supported File Systems

  • NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1)
  • FAT16/FAT32
  • Ext2FS/Ext3FS/Ext4FS
  • Linux Swap
  • HPFS (only view)
  • Apple HFS+
  • Backup Capsule

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Pentium CPU or its equivalent, with 300 MHz or higher processor clock speed
  • RAM: 256 MB of RAM required, Windows PE Recovery CD requires 1024 MB
  • Disk space: 750 Mb
  • SVGA video adapter and monitor
  • Mouse (recommended)
  • On-board BIOS supports booting from CD/USB first

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Current Version

Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition functionality is available as a part of Hard Disk Manager for Windows:

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows 32bit

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows 64bit