Alternatives to ddrescue for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • TestDisk icon

    TestDisk

    TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    Data Rescue

    Data Rescue is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive or that have been previously deleted. Data Rescue works when other tools fail and is completely safe to use since it...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    HDD Raw Copy Tool

    HDD Raw Copy tool makes an exact duplicate of a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.

    Free Windows

  • Foremost

    Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. This process is commonly referred to as data carving. Foremost can work on image files, such as those generated by dd...

    Open Source Linux

  • Scalpel 2.0

    Scalpel-2.0 - Scalpel; File Carving. Configuration files are modified.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • FlashPhoenix Photo Recovery icon

    FlashPhoenix Photo Recovery

    FlashPhoenix is a data recovery tool for various flash cards (SmartMedia , CompactFlash, Memory Stick, MicroDrive, xD Picture Card Flash Card, PC Card, Multimedia Card, Secure Digital Card, etc) and digital camera memory. It can...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 4Card Recovery icon

    4Card Recovery

    Memory card recovery software to restore lost files and photos from SD, XD, CF card after deleting, formatting, not formatted error, raw file system error, factory resetting, etc. from ANY kind of card/USB. It supports all types of...

    Free Windows

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  • safecopy - Data Recovery

    safecopy is a data recovery tool which tries to extract as much data as possible from a problematic (i.e. damaged sectors) source - like floppy drives, hard disk partitions, CDs, tape devices, ..., where other tools like dd would fail...

    Open Source Linux

ddrescue Comments

There are two tools with almost the same name

Comment by Killy
about ddrescue Aug 2016

You should be aware of which tool you're using:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/211578/whats-the-difference-between-ddrescue-gddrescue-and-dd-rescue (English)
https://habrahabr.ru/post/236977/ (Russian)

http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Ddrescue
http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Dd_rescue

Most likely you need GNU ddrescue (no underscore) from gddrescue package.

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