Ddrescue-GUI: Front-End for Ddrescue Command-line Tool
DDRescue-GUI is a simple GUI application written in Python 2 and designed to provide users with an easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for the awesome GNU ddrescue command-line tool which dedicated to recovering data from hard drive, USB flash drive, cd, dvd corrupt.
ddrescue is an open source and free command-line software written by Antonio Diaz Diaz and designed to be used for data recovery tasks. It can copy data from one file or block device to another.
In addition, ddrescue includes several algorithms and tools to not truncate output file if not asked trying to fill empty files. ddrescue has fully automated features that allow us to avoid blocking error, slowdown software etc., the process of saving files will be very fast and functional.
How to Install Ddrescue-GUI in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Derivatives
To install and use the DDRescue-GUI application on Ubuntu,Linux mint and derivatives, you must first add the ppa:hamishmb/myppa on your computer. currently, this ppa contains ddrescue-gui 1.4 and support for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.10. Type the following command to add the ppa and install ddrescue-gui:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hamishmb/myppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ddrescue-gui
Once installed, launch ddrescue-gui form unity dash, it required root password.
If you want to remove ddrescue-GUI from your computer, just type command:
sudo apt-get remove ddrescue-gui