• Description: used to retrieve deleted files from .img files by using file carving

  • Linux installation: sudo apt-get install scalpel

  • Usage

    • Edit scalpel.conf to uncomment the type of files hoping to get from an .img file by doing one of the following

      • Manually edit the file by using the GUI to navigate to: /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf and uncomment relevent file types

      • Use vim or nano sudo nano /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf and uncomment relevent file types

      • Create a copy of the /etc/scalpel/scalpel.conf, uncomment relevent file types, and then specify that file when using scalpel by using: scalpel -c /path/to/new/conf.conf

    • Create an empty output directory

    • Run command: scalpel -b -o /empty/output/directory DiskImage.img

      • Example: scalpel -b -o /root/Desktop/ScalpelOutput DiskImage1.img

    • Note: scalpel can be configured to search for document types with custom headers and footers by editing the configuration file:

      • Example for files with "BTL1" header and "1LTB" footer: create a new line on the .conf file with txt y 10000 BTL1 1LTB

      • To show strings from a recovered file: strings path\to\txt

  • Resources

  • [](Scalpel Man Page)

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