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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Recovering data from a problematic source

In this recipe we will use Fatback to recover files from a problematic source. Fatback is a forensic security tool that is used for file carving purposes. File carving involves searching for data on a drive based upon content. It's an excellent source for recovering data from a damaged USB or hard drive.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, access to a drive that contains files that you would like to recover is required.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of recovering data from a problematic source by running fdisk from a terminal window:

  1. Run fdisk to locate the drive we would like to access. We use the -l option in order to list all of our available drives:
    fdisk -l
    
  2. In the list, we locate the drive ...

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