Bitcoin wallet recovery using Photorec

Ever cried over damaged disk holding your bitcoin wallet ? Ever formatted storage holding a perfectly valid and the only copy of your wallet.dat ? Yes, me too. Well, there’s Photorec, an opensource file recovery software. It just skips the partition and filesystem info and scans for plain file signatures on the disk. Unfortunately it does not recognize Bitcoin’s Wallet as a file format. Bitcoin wiki states that wallet.dat is just a good old BerkeleyDB. [Read More]