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FileExtractor is a free (open source) tool for recovering files from a binary data source. Sources such as digital cameras, partitions, harddrives, memory sticks or floppy disks may be corrupted, deleted or formatted by mistake. Once the file system is destroyed you need a tool such as FileExtractor to recover your files.


Download the latest version of FileExtractor (link).

Linux (Ubuntu)

Instructions for Ubuntu Installation.


If you are a Windows user, go for the Setup executable. Download and start the setup file – follow the instructions on the screen and you will be ready to use. Afterwards, you will find an icon for FileExtractor both, on the desktop and in the start menu.

Install from sources

You don’t want to use the installer or your system is not supported? There is also the sources available on the download page (link). Unzip the archive and off you go – FileExtractorWizard.py for the wizard-based GUI, FileExtractor.py for the traditional application.


Start the program by clicking the FileExtractor icon in the start menu. The program is wizard based – all you need to do is following the instructions on the screen. Any questions – email me.


Learn more about Signatures Approach in FileExtractor.