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extcarve is a ext2/ext3/ext4 file recovery and semantic file carving tool. It can recover a range of file formats, including PNG, JPG, GIF, PDF, C/C++ programs, PHP, and HTML.


Last announcement

its not dead..yet !! :D 08 Jun 2011 06:25

Okay.After last month's review of "giis for ext4" at LinuxFormat magazine. I have decided to update this tool. Because i believe this tool does magic and clever :D.But this time I'm not going to do crazy/wild things like "toggle block bitmap and inode bitmap and updating Group desc. and super block" :P Watch out for the updates soon !!!!

Recent releases

  •  11 Aug 2013 07:21

    Release Notes: This release supports the MP3 file format.

    •  12 Nov 2011 14:57

      Release Notes: This release supports the ELF/Linux-binary file format, checks endianess, fixes a memory leak during recovery, and fixes the problem of question marks appearing in filenames.

      •  12 Oct 2011 11:13

        Release Notes: This release adds RPM file format.

        •  24 Jul 2011 06:00

          Release Notes: An "analyze" mode was added (and is activated with the -a option) for the -g option. Analyze mode won't recover any files; instead it will log the header block, trailer block, and file types. This information can be used for manual verification or processing using the dd command.

          •  16 Jul 2011 13:27

            Release Notes: All file systems are supported with the -f option. This has been tested with XFS, Reiserfs, and NTFS. Bzip2 and ASCII text file formats are supported. Recovery can be done by file type (with the -t option).

            Recent comments

            20 Jun 2007 00:27 lakshmipathi

            hi about numa 0.2
            Hi all,

            numa 0.2 recovers gif as well as jpeg (of files less than 48kb)

            It's still in alpha.please provide feedback.



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