About DDRescue-GUI

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: 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, but it is virus free, as evidenced by Virus Total, and I have been working with antivirus companies to fix the false positives.

Downloads For DDRescue-GUI

DDRescue-GUI v2.1.1

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.

Ubuntu 16.04 users also need to install wxpython4.0 from my PPA, either by adding the PPA (below), or downloading and manually installing wxpython4.0.

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).


*** 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 (11.0).

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.

NOTE: Windows and macOS builds can be found at: https://www.hamishmb.com/html/downloads.php?program_name=ddrescue-gui

Download Files

Icon Description Download No. Of Downloads
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For Windows 7 or Higher (64-bit)
(checksum & signature)
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For macOS 10.9 or Higher
(checksum & signature)
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For Ubuntu 16.04 or Higher
(checksum & signature)
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For Fedora 31 and Higher
(checksum & signature)
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For Parted Magic
(checksum & signature)
Copyleft Ubuntu Logo DDRescue-GUI For Other Linux Distributions
(checksum & signature)
Total 22884

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Downloads for legacy platforms

There are also downloads for a number of legacy platforms. These can be found below.

Leave a Review

I would very much appreciate you leaving me a review if you like this program. You can do so here.



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!

John Moody

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).

Digital Signatures

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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