I have just rescued an old damaged HDD to my 8TB drive and I've got 1 .IMG file.

I then took the 8TB drive to my work Windows 10 machine and used 7-zip to extract the file.

Then I got 2 .NTFS files that I can't open or extract. I have used ddrescue with no problems before.

What do I need so I can open the .NTFS file?

I have tried Test disk and copied the .ntfs file but I just get this file .ntfs that I can't open; I know all data is in this .ntfs file!

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ddrescue takes the raw contents of a partition, disk, or even a file and writes them to either a partition, disk, or file; doing its best to grab all the content.

When you rescue a partition to a file you end up with an "image" file containing the raw contents of the partition. To access the files in the partition/filesystem you can either restore the image to a partition of equal or larger size: dd if=ntfs.img of=/dev/sdb1

Or you can mount the image: mount -o loop ntfs.img /some/directory

Note: I'm making the assumption you're familiar with dd and mount. If not, please read their man pages before using those comments. Especially so for dd.

  • Thanks for answering me :) Im new to Ubunto and DDrescue but i used ddrescue maybe 4 times and got all data out but im stuck here :/ i use this command here: sudo ddrescue -D /dev/sdd '/media/torp/TEST/985PeterChristiansen/drive.img' '/media/torp/985PeterChristiansen/drive.log' and this is the sourche of the img file /media/torp/TEST/985PeterChristiansen/drive.img Can you help me with the code in terminal i need to use to get the data out ?? :) – Stalkmis Jul 20 '18 at 7:58
  • Try: sudo mkdir /mnt/peter && sudo mount -o loop '/media/torp/TEST/985PeterChristiansen/drive.img /mnt/peter You should then see the files in /mnt/peter – Emmanuel Rosa Jul 20 '18 at 13:13
  • See the picture in my first question or the code is here i just renamed the folders and the drive see picture sudo mkdir /mnt/peter1 && sudo mount -o loop '/media/torp/TEST Torp IT/985/drive.img /mnt/peter1 is this right ?? :) and thanks again for helping med :) – Stalkmis Jul 20 '18 at 16:14
  • @Stalkmis, the example commands I provided execute two sudo in sequence. The first command creates a directory to act as a mount point for your NTFS filesystem; Hence if you have a directory for this purpose already you can skip mkdir. The second command mounts the image created by ddrescue` at the mount point. Feel free to adjust the command arguments as needed, referencing the man pages to clarify how the commands work. I can tell you exactly what to run, but you'd learn more by digging into it yourself. Given both commands are safe to execute, it's unlikely you'll mess something up. – Emmanuel Rosa Jul 21 '18 at 14:53
  • i see now but when i use this command sudo mkdir /mnt/peter it says file exist then i go to the command: sudo mount -o loop '/media/torp/TEST/985PeterChristiansen/drive.img nothing happens (see new picture in my first question?? :) And last where is it mounted ?? Thanks for helping med :) i know i have to learn its just this person im recovering for is not so patient :P – Stalkmis Jul 22 '18 at 6:58

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