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by cgrenier
Yesterday, 07:29
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Photorec for my OSX refuses to work
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Photorec for my OSX refuses to work

To be correct, the problem is with sudo: configuration for sudo is world writable.
As root, run "chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers".
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 07:27
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD

Do not wait, you can try now on your Windows. If you have the same oversize log file, it's probably due to an electronic or physical damage.
In this case, you should contact a data recovery company.
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 07:21
Forum: File recovery
Topic: How do you recover individual xlsx files?
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: How do you recover individual xlsx files?

To avoid extra large file when using PhotoRec, do not disable all file formats. Finding a new file helps photorec to identify the correct end of the file it's actually recovering. But how have you recovered from a NAS ? PhotoRec and TestDisk do not work on network share. Extract from the documentati...
by cgrenier
16 Jan 2018, 07:02
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Need more details for Boot Sector Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Need more details for Boot Sector Rebuild

Is your disk setup to use 4k sector or 512 bytes sector ?
Did you had a single NTFS partition ? A single exFAT partition ? Somethething else ?
Please post the testdisk.log file.
by cgrenier
16 Jan 2018, 06:59
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Elapse for recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Elapse for recovery

You can use ddrescue to create an image from this pendrive, read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf for on howto.
There are Linux, Mac OSX and Windows version of ddrescue.
How long does it take to create such image ?
by cgrenier
16 Jan 2018, 06:57
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD

Can you try to recover the data from this external HDD from another computer or from Linux or Windows ?
You should be able to boot from a Linux USB key, see https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
by cgrenier
14 Jan 2018, 21:09
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Help recovering files from accidentally formatted ext HDD

I have never seen this error "Device not configured".
Google says that some users have this error after deleting the directory from where an application (testdisk in your case) was running.
by cgrenier
14 Jan 2018, 21:06
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Photorec Assistance request
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Photorec Assistance request

Do not modify the list of file families recovered by PhotoRec, use the default values.
Please tell us if you still have the same problem.
by cgrenier
14 Jan 2018, 21:03
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Partition recovery after formatting HDD as Windows 10 bootable USB
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Partition recovery after formatting HDD as Windows 10 bootable USB

Select EFI GPT instead of PC Intel after selecting the disk. If it still doesn't find your partitions, use PhotoRec to recover your data, it will not recover the original filenames unfortunately.
by cgrenier
13 Jan 2018, 08:28
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Elapse for recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Elapse for recovery

Usually a recover last a few hours unless there are physical damages or very slow connectivity (ie. USB1 instead of USB2 or USB3)