help with the recovery of a head crash with a MS ntfs file system.

J dreadpiratejeff at
Sat Feb 13 15:41:00 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 07:34, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:

> And now it is happily working away. I wonder how long this 40gb drive will take?
> After that I will make a duplicate backup on the remote computer and
> work on the backup to see what I can extract, likely with that
> photoextract program. ?
> Thanks all and hope this little log helps someone. Finding all the
> answers in one place was not possible. Will post more as it goes. Hope
> to hear from anyone with more ideas or help!

40GB will take a while :-)

Also, assuming that the new ddrescue, an improvement of the old
dd_rescue, an extension of dd ;-) works like dd, then you should also
simply be able to mount the image file and traverse it just like any
other mounted filesystems.

mount /path/to/HDfile /path/to/mountpoint -o loop

That should work and should let you look inside the backup copy and
pull out files and directories...

Again, YMMV, but it may save you a bit of trouble if you can just step
into the image and locate the files you want and just copy them out
that way :-)



PS: mounting image files like that also works great for ISO images and
Floppy images.


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