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Scalpel Alternatives

Scalpel is described as 'file carving and indexing application that runs on Linux and Windows' and is a File Recovery tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Scalpel for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Google Chrome. The best alternative is TestDisk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Scalpel are PhotoRec, GNU ddrescue, DMDE and safecopy - Data Recovery.

Scalpel alternatives are mainly File Recovery Tools but may also be Hard Disk Recovery Tools or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Scalpel.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

Scalpel is a file carving and indexing application that runs on Linux and Windows.

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  1. TestDisk icon

    TestDisk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    TestDisk can convert dynamic disks to basic disks.

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  2. PhotoRec icon

    PhotoRec

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures.

    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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  3. GNU ddrescue icon

    GNU ddrescue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying hard to rescue data in case of read errors.

    ⚫︎ PortableGNU ddrescue can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. DMDE icon

    DMDE

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.

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  5. safecopy - Data Recovery

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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 due to I/O error

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  6. File Juicer icon

    File Juicer

    • Mac

    Extract images from PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and other files. For Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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  7. Foremost icon

    Foremost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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, Safeback, Encase, etc, or directly on a drive.

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  8. Toolsley Binary Inspector icon

    Toolsley Binary Inspector

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    Find and extract embedded multimedia resources. Discover hidden images, audio, video or documents within files. Browser tool, no uploads and no installation necessary.

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  9. OnTrack EasyRecovery icon

    OnTrack EasyRecovery

    • Windows

    File Recovery and Repair software for data loss, data recovery, file repair and disk diagnostics. EasyRecovery repairs and restores lost data.

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  10. Scalpel 2.0

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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