Ddrescue is a rescue tool that is part of GNU utilities pack for a long time, and although its capacity is beyond doubt - since it has been used by a large number of distros over several years. But like all those that are used since the GNU / Linux command line, there are those who affirm that it offers a somewhat high learning curve and if it were shorter, more could be obtained from it.
Well, for those who think like this, we have Ddrescue-GUI, a frontend for Ddrescue written in Python 2 and that offers a very clean and easy-to-use interface, thus ensuring that the excellent GNU it can be used by a much larger number of users to retrieve information from their hard drives, USB sticks, CDs, DVDs, and more.
As we see in the upper image of this post, we simply have to indicate the source drive (in this case / dev / sda), the location of a log file (if we want it) and a destination location, and then to click on 'Start' we are ready to start recover information contained in bad sectors, etc. Of course, we must bear in mind that the duration of the procedure may vary according to different factors such as the size of our disk or the speed of our equipment.
We can download DDRescue-GUI from its website, which we share below, or by adding the PPA if we use Ubuntu, Linux Mint or derivatives:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: hamishmb / myppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ddrescue-gui
Website: DDRescue-GUI (Launch pad)