File recovery

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Sun May 4 13:32:29 BST 2008

2008/5/2 David Fletcher <kubuntu-users at>:
> I've got an image of a broken USB flash drive, taken using dd, which contains
>  a word document that a colleague would rather like recovered.
>  I can open the file with khexedit and see the text, but range export insists
>  on exporting the entire khexedit display not just the text I want.
>  Is there any data recovery software in the repositories that might help with
>  extracting this document?
>  Dave

What i have read is that dd is not a good tool to use on a drive that
has errors. Gnu ddrescue is supposed to better in that case. I have
not tried it so i don't know, just a tip.

/ Jonas

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