Install Scalpel (A Filesystem Recovery Tool) to Recover Deleted Files/Folders in Linux

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24 Responses

  1. Kaiser_Y says:

    You guys have to edit the scalpel.conf file first. It won’t run because by default there’s no file types for it to find. It’s written here up above “YOU HAVE TO UNCOMMENT THE FILE FORMAT”.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for sharing the useful tip, hope it will helpful other users define file types before running the scalpel to recover deleted files..

  2. abc says:

    Opening target “/home/vagrant/GIT/BST”

    ERROR: The configuration file didn’t specify any file types to carve.
    (If you’re using the default configuration file, you’ll have to
    uncomment some of the file types.)

    See /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf.

    getting this error again n again

  3. Rohtash kumar says:

    I have installed scalpel, but this not working and give the error

    Scalpel version 2.0
    Written by Golden G. Richard III and Lodovico Marziale.
    ERROR: Couldn't open configuration file:
    scalpel.conf -- No such file or directory
    Scalpel was unable to read a needed file and will abort.

    what the solution of this….?

  4. Eldad says:

    Hi there is option to restore any files
    the NONE options should work for any ?

    actually im wonder how to restore py (python) files

  5. Tarun says:

    Most of them are command mode…testdisk and photorec and not very helpfull. tried backbox but unsuccessfull since they are in command mode and tough to know syntax for same. any other free gui recovery options for formatted or bad hard disks. pls ctct johntarun ate gmail

  6. Alex says:

    GUI based Linux recovery tool would be helpful. However, I’d prefer to use GUI based recovery tools and that’s why found a great tool entitled, Stellar Phoenix Linux Recovery Software.

    Hope it helps to someone who is not comfortable with using command based Linux recovery tools.

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