Now I try to do an istat on the extracted mft but it fails saying boot sector not found. istat does not accept a negative offset i.e. -768432 as the offset which is the starting of the MFT in the disk.
I would like to extract the list of data runs that istat gives for each entry in the MFT. Is there a way to just process the MFT (assuming its a standard MFT without requiring the need to process the attribute list) ?
Or is it possible to extract only the metadata from the disk so that istat runs without errors?
I have ddrescue running on the disk which is giving out a list of failed sectors. I just want to know which files are impacted by the bad sectors formed on the disk.