My Ubuntu HDD failed today(hardware). I can't mount it, but there are some files which I need to recover before I get manufacturer replacement. Is there any software which will let me scan device itself without mounting it in attempt to find files and restore on external storage?
I tend to thing that most of the ext4 partition may be readable and only those sectors carrying data for mounting failed. I have NTFS partitions on that HDD and able to successfully read them.