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Maintainer: Golden Richard
OS: Linux,Windows,Mac OS X
Genre: Carving
License: Unknown license

Scalpel is an open source program for recovering deleted data originally based on foremost, although significantly more efficient. Written by Golden Richard and presented at the DFRWS in 2005, it allows an examiner to specify a number of headers and footers to recover filetypes from a piece of media.


Richard III, G.G. and Roussev, V. Scalpel: A frugal, high-performance file carver. In Proceedings of the 2005 Digital Forensics Research Workshop