There are tools to recover files from broken hard disks, USB sticks or SD cards. I have an OLE file that was extracted from a Word document. That OLE file seems to contain a video.

I'm looking for a program that can find files in files and extract them.

I have tried:

  • Foremost but that tool does neither offer help with the /? command line switch nor is there any documentation on the website.
  • By Word document, do you mean doc or docx? If it's a docx file, you could rename the extension to zip and explore its contents. – Ébe Isaac Sep 15 '16 at 8:25
  • @ÉbeIsaac: that's exactly what I did to get the OLE file out of the word document. Now I need to get the video out of the OLE document. It's a file in a file in a file :-( – Thomas Weller Sep 15 '16 at 8:28
  • Feels like Inception. Conceptually it is just an overlay of headers. Each item encapsulates the other file in its payload. Did you try studying the schematics of the OLE file format? – Ébe Isaac Sep 15 '16 at 8:32
  • @ÉbeIsaac: I did not yet look into the internals of that file format. Basically I'm interested, but I don't have the time to do it. That's why I'm looking for a tool that helps me. – Thomas Weller Sep 15 '16 at 8:35
  • Didn't test, but olebrowse claims to be able to do it. – Siguza Sep 15 '16 at 18:46

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