Recover .dd files from desktop

Asked by NakiMum on 2009-12-15

Okay so now I've recovered my lost data from hd. Burnt it onto a DVD-disc then I hit a brick wall and need help AGAIN!!

How to I recover (or extract) .dd files that I've got on my desktop?


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Appiah (appiah) said : #1

.dd files? How did you create them? with "dd" and named them .dd?
With "DiskDouber Archive" (Compressed file archive created by Macintosh DiskDoubler for Mac OS Classic) ... Found it on google.

so... where did you get these files and how did you create em in the first place?

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #2

Hi Appiah

sorry, my bad.

they were created when I used testdisk to recover lost data after emptying the Trash folder when I shouldn't have.

Ebben Feagan (sir-mud) said : #3

It's very possible that the files recovered with the .dd extension are not really archives, just random data that looked like that type of archive to testdisk. I have seen this many times with testdisk and other file recovery software. You can open a Terminal and try this command to see what kind of file it may really be: file yourfile.dd

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #4

Hiya Ebben Feagan

when I type in the "file yourfile.dd" (replacing yourfile with my filename), I just get commands saying that it doesn't exist.
in other words my terminal command looks someting like this:
The file is in a folder on my desktop with the name recovery.

Sorry about all the hassles, but I'm being totally stupid today.

NakiMum (nakimum) said : #5

I've decided to take the hard drive in so that the pro's can have a look.
I'm too afraid of mucking it up further.

Txs for all the help