Trinity Rescue Kit is an open source, Linux based software which can be used an effective repair utility – from files to disks to restoring passwords, it can do it all.
In production since 2011, Trinity Rescue Kit was authored by Tom Kerremans to provide an alternative to paid software that is required to recover your OS in case of a crash. And since its inception TRK has gone on from a simple command line interface to a full-fledged menu-based utility that even includes an anti-virus.
Bootable from either CD or USB, and even over a network, TRK is feature rich yet simple to use. Perhaps one of its niftiest features is the built in anti-virus. Or perhaps, better put, the multiple anti-virus software bundled into one utility.
TRK packs 5 anti-virus software (including Avast and AVG) so that you can even scan your system when it is not booted up. This is particularly useful for rooting out trojans which disable the boot of your system.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, TRK can help you to manage partitions, recover files, mount and dismount volumes, and even backup your system files over the local disk or another external drive.
Also, in case you have forgotten your password and have been locked out of your system, fear not – TRK can even help you reset your system password using it’s highly acclaimed WinPass tool (as tempting as it might be, don’t use this feature for unethical means J).
And then comes that one feature which makes TRK incredibly powerful. You can even call it TRK’s superpower. And this superpower is its ability to clone Windows over a network. Imagine that – to be able to create a fresh copy of Windows without the hassle of CDs/DVDs or bootable USBs. Simply boot up TRK, and let it do its magic – it’s really that simple.
TRK is an amazingly powerful recovery software, that can even outdo some of its paid competitors. The CLI might make its learning curve seem to be steep, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll always have TRK on your bootable USB. Highly recommended as the go to free recovery software.