ewfrecover - Man Page

exports media data stored in EWF files


ewfrecover[-A codepage] [-l log_filename] [-p process_buffer_size] [-t target] [-hquvVx] ewf_files


ewfrecover is a utility to recover corrupt EWF files.

ewfrecover is part of the libewf package. libewf is a library to access the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF).

ewf_files the first or the entire set of EWF segment files

The options are as follows:

-A codepage

the codepage of header section, options: ascii (default), windows-874, windows-932, windows-936, windows-949, windows-950, windows-1250, windows-1251, windows-1252, windows-1253, windows-1254, windows-1255, windows-1256, windows-1257 or windows-1258


shows this help

-l log_filename

logs recover errors and the digest (hash) to the log filename

-p process_buffer_size

the process buffer size (default is the chunk size)

-t target

the target file to recover to (default is recover)


verbose output to stderr


print version


use the chunk data instead of the buffered read and write functions.






ewfrecover will ask the information it needs.

Recovering a corrupted image

ewfrecover corrupt.E01
ewfrecover 20120805

Export started at: Mon Aug  6 07:09:34 2012

This could take a while.


Export completed at: Mon Aug 6 07:09:34 2012 MD5 hash calculated over data: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e ewfrecover: SUCCESS

Trying to recover a non-corrupted image

ewfrecover notcorrupt.E01
ewfrecover 20120805

EWF file(s) are not corrupted.


Errors, verbose and debug output are printed to stderr when verbose output -v is enabled. Verbose and debug output are only printed when enabled at compilation.


Please report bugs of any kind to <joachim.metz@gmail.com> or on the project website: http://code.google.com/p/libewf/


These man pages were written by Joachim Metz.

See Also

ewfacquire(1), ewfacquirestream(1), ewfexport(1), ewfinfo(1), ewfmount(1), ewfverify(1)

Referenced By

ewfacquire(1), ewfacquirestream(1), ewfexport(1), ewfinfo(1), ewfmount(1), ewfverify(1).

January 19, 2014