Install DDrescue Data Recovery Tool On Ubuntu 16.04

DDrescue Data Recovery Tool for Ubuntu 16.04. Install DDrescue (CLI Data Recovery Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04

DDRescue-GUI is a powerful tool (with graphical user interface) to recover data from corrupted hard drives and flash memories (USB drives) on Linux Ubuntu. To be more specific, DDRescue-GUI uses the dump (dd) tool. DDRescue-GUI  application is implemented in Python and designed to provide users with an easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for the awesome GNU ddrescue command-line software.


DDrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors. The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic. That is, you don’t have to wait for an error, stop the program, restart it from a new position, etc.  DDrescue also features a “fill mode” able to selectively overwrite parts of the output file, which has a number of interesting uses like wiping data, marking bad areas or even, in some cases, “repair” damaged sectors.

One of the great strengths of DDrescue is that it is interface-agnostic, and so can be used for any kind of device supported by your kernel (ATA, SATA, SCSI, old MFM drives, floppy discs, or even flash media cards like SD).

DDRescue-GUI 1.5.1

  • A maintenance release of DDRescue-GUi has been released to fix a non-security related bug in the authentication dialog.
  • The team will also be fixing the Elapsed Time counter and adding support for ddrescue 1.21 soon.

Ubuntu 16.04

sudo dpkg -i ddrescue-gui_1.5.1xenial-0ubuntu1~ppa1_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Once installed, open DDRescue-GUI from Ubuntu Dash.