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DDRescue-GUI

Posted 11-02-2019 at 11:37 AM by beachboy2
Updated 11-02-2019 at 11:49 AM by beachboy2

DDRescue-GUI provides an alternative, simple graphical method for using ddrescue.

DDRescue-GUI:

https://launchpad.net/ddrescue-gui

Screenshots:
https://www.hamishmb.com/html/screenshots.php

To install, open Terminal:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hamishmb/myppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ddrescue-gui
Video-1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54-uZa7nxE

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Using a Live Linux DVD (USB drive) to retrieve personal data

Posted 10-29-2019 at 05:50 AM by beachboy2
Updated 11-27-2019 at 04:18 AM by beachboy2

One way to retrieve personal data from a problematic hard drive or computer is to boot from a Live Linux DVD or USB drive.
I used Linux Mint 19.2 MATE 64-bit on a SanDisk USB drive.

Create bootable media:
https://linuxmint-installation-guide...test/burn.html

Boot Linux Mint:
https://linuxmint-installation-guide...test/boot.html

Immediately after booting the computer it is necessary to repeatedly...
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Data recovery using PhotoRec and QPhotoRec

Posted 04-04-2018 at 06:28 AM by beachboy2
Updated 04-04-2018 at 01:12 PM by beachboy2

Warning: The dd command (aka the disk destroyer) can seriously harm your computer if used incorrectly!
Be very careful when typing and selecting drives or partitions!

Despite its name, PhotoRec recovers virtually every file format imaginable, not just photographic formats such as jpg, png or tiff. Recoverable formats include:
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/File...ed_By_PhotoRec

Install TestDisk (includes PhotoRec) and GNU ddrescue (by Antonio...
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