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ddrutility - Tool set to aid in data recovery


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ddrutility - Tool set to aid in data recovery

Ddrutility is a toolset designed to help aid in data recovery using GNU ddrescue. It contains the following programs:

Ddru_findbad - Utility for finding what files are related to bad sectors. For more info on ddru_findbad, try 'ddru_findbad --help'.

Ddru_ntfsbitmap - Utility to extract the bitmap file from a NTFS partition, and then create a domain log file to use with ddrescue that would only recover the used portion of the partition. For more info on ddru_ntfsbitmap, try 'ddru_ntfsbitmap --help'.

Ddru_ntfsfindbad - Utility for NTFS partitions to find which files are related to bad sectors in a ddrescue log file. You should use this for NTFS partitions in place of the original ddru_findbad. For more info on ddru_ntfsfindbad, try 'ddru_ntfsfindbad --help'.

Ddru_diskutility - Advanced LINUX ONLY utility that can perform several different functions on a disk, using some direct pass-through disk commands. For more info on ddru_diskutility, try 'ddru_diskutility --help'.


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Copyright © 2016 Scott Dwyer. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for ddrutility is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and ddrutility programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info ddrutility

should give you access to the complete manual.

November 2016 ddrutility 2.8 20161123