DDRescue-GUI is an open-source GUI for GNU ddrescue, while allows for easy and robust data recovery on Linux, macOS, and Windows.
DDRescue-GUI is available as a download for all platforms, and is also available on the Disk Verifier Live Disk and on Parted Magic.
In order to fund development costs for these platforms, DDRescue-GUI is a paid item for Windows and macOS, but it is still available for free on Linux.
Note for Windows users: Some users have reported that their virus scanner is suspicious of DDRescue-GUI. This is most likely because DDRescue-GUI for Windows is relatively new, however VirusTotal shows it is malware free, and I am working with antivirus companies to fix the false positives.
Note for Windows and macOS users: You may see warnings about unverified publishers on both platforms, as I haven't (yet) paid for developer certificates, as they are expensive for sole traders like me. On macOS, the warning can be circumvented by right-clicking the app and then clicking Open from the menu. VirusTotal shows both the Windows and macOS versions are free of malware.
Downloads For DDRescue-GUI
Despite the minor new version number, this release packs quite a lot of changes:
- Support for Windows.
- Dropped support and workarounds for Python 2.
- Compatible with wxPython 4.1.x.
- Much smaller macOS bundle size.
See the blog post at https://www.hamishmb.com/blog for all the details.
NOTE for Linux users:
GetDevInfo needs to be installed before you can install this - head over to https://www.hamishmb.com/html/downloads.php?program_name=getdevinfo or https://launchpad.net/getdevinfo/ to download it first.
An alternate way to make this easier for Ubuntu users is to add my PPA to your system (see https://launchpad.net/~hamishmb/+archive/ubuntu/myppa).
Ubuntu 16.04 users also need to install wxpython4.0 from here: https://www.hamishmb.com/blog/miscellaneous-downloads/.
*** Deprecated ***
- This is the last release to support macOS 10.9 Mavericks.
UPDATE 4/9/2020: This package has been confirmed to work with the Fedora 33 development builds.
UPDATE 29/9/2020: This package has been confirmed to work with the Ubuntu 20.10 development builds. A build will be provided in the PPA shortly.
UPDATE 13/11/2020: This package has been confirmed to work with macOS Big Sur (11).
UPDATE 18/1/2020: Windows 7 is now supported in the Windows bundle.
UPDATE 21/1/2021: This package has been confirmed to work with the Ubuntu 21.04 development builds.
UPDATE 1/7/2021: This package has been confirmed to work with Ubuntu 21.04 and Fedora 34.
UPDATE 21/10/2021: This package has been confirmed to work with Ubuntu 21.10.
UPDATE 30/11/2021: This package has been confirmed to work with Fedora 35.
UPDATE 10/2/2022: This package has been confirmed to work with macOS Monterey (12).
UPDATE 22/4/2022: This package has been confirmed to work with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
UPDATE 6/5/2022: DDRescue-GUI has been confirmed to work on Apple Silicon Macs.
UPDATE 17/5/2022: DDRescue-GUI has been updated for Fedora 34 and newer.
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There are also some extra downloads. These can be found below.
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I would very much appreciate you leaving me a review if you like this program. You can do so here.
Hi Hamish, love the GUI wrapper you’ve made for DDRescue, thanks for the effort :)
Using DDRescue-GUI I have been able block-level clone the failing mechanical hard disk from an Apple iMac Fusion drive setup onto a known good drive, which then works happily together with the SSD in the machine as if it were the original drive.
I've just bought DDRescue-GUI for Windows and am trying it out now. I'm impressed and pleased that there's a way of using ddrescue on Windows, and thank you very much for making it!
Having the power of DDrescue with a graphical frontend, makes it a very powerful tool in data recovery of damaged or corrupted media. Thank you very much for your amazing work!
Cheers and thanks for a must have utility.
It's a great little package - I used to use it in Ubuntu. Thanks for putting it out free. It's one of the best.
There is absolutely no obligation, but if you would like to support me, you can donate with the button below. Any amount will be very much appreciated.
The checksums on this page can be used to verify that your file downloaded successfully without corrupting in transit. These can be verified (usually on the command-line) using specific instructions for your operating system as detailed below:
Instructions for Linux (MD5 sums)
Instructions for Linux (SHA256 sums)
Instructions for Mac OS X (both)
Instructions for Windows (MD5 sums)
Instructions for Windows (SHA256 sums)
In each of these cases, you can compare the output of the command to the checksum for the file (in the table, next to each download file).
The digital signatures on this page can be used to verify that your file was created by me, and hasn't been tampered with, either on the web server, or during transit to your computer. Checking these is more difficult, so I have decided not to include instructions here because they'd have to be very long to do it justice. Instead, please carry out a search on how to verify GPG signatures if you wish to learn how to do it.
It's a very good idea to verify both the checksum and the signature, but it's not mandatory.
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