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.
To complete this recipe, access to a drive that contains files that you would like to recover is required.
Let's begin the process of recovering data from a problematic source by running
fdisk from a terminal window:
fdiskto locate the drive we would like to access. We use the
-loption in order to list all of our available drives: