I wanted to recover some files from my sd card with Photorec, everything went fine, I use Ubuntu for a few years now, so I've seen the terminal quite a few times.

But, I wondered if a GUI version of Photorec exists. Is there any? If yes, how to install it in Ubuntu?

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It is not available via any repository. Installation:

wget -c https://versaweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/crunchyiconthem/QPhotoRec/qphotorec_1.0_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i qphotorec_1.0_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

Mind you: when restoring data it is best to NOT touch the system you want it recovered from. Installing software on a system that you want files recovered from should be avoided.

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    After following the installation progress I can search for QPhotorec in the dash. After clicking on the application a window opened up "QPhotorec is not yet production ready! This Beta version is included in Parted Magic for testing purposes." Nothing else opens. I can't get to the window shown above. Any ideas? Dec 19, 2013 at 22:45
  • qphotorec: error while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Sep 7, 2020 at 0:29
  • @NicNacDeluxe this problem solved in linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=13365.0
    – masood
    Oct 27, 2020 at 11:31

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