I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

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Avis
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I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#1 Post by Avis »

Sadly I deleted my business files permanently on my MacBook (Mojave 10.14.6) by accident. It was a bit of shock, but I didn't over-wright anything to my disk and then I used photorec to undelete my files.
I knew that I was unable to have my file names back by doing this, and I have saved nearly the amount of data that I have lost, but I didn't expect to have them in different file formats. I have had '.wav' files, folders etc. but now I have '.exe' files or property lists... :?

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https://imgshare.io/image/pAaWpg

Is there a way to sum up these fragmented files? Frankly, I don't even know how to name this situation. I did research extensively but I couldn't find a proper solution to this or maybe I am missing sth idk. Any bit of help would be appreciated.

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Re: I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#2 Post by recuperation »

Avis wrote: 27 May 2021, 12:27 Is there a way to sum up these fragmented files?
???

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Re: I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#3 Post by Avis »

recuperation wrote: 27 May 2021, 12:35
Avis wrote: 27 May 2021, 12:27 Is there a way to sum up these fragmented files?
???
Or unpack or reshape... Sorry, I am unfamiliar with the terminology. I just want to have my files back as they were. :cry:

You can see the current situation on the link I've provided above. They were generally '.wav' files and Ableton projects '.als'.

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Re: I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#4 Post by recuperation »

No.
This is was Photorec found.

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Re: I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#5 Post by Avis »

recuperation wrote: 27 May 2021, 12:52 No.
This is was Photorec found.
I get that, but finding my files back in the .exe format on a macOS makes no sense to me. Is there a meaningful explanation for this?

I wonder because according to the Photorec report, there was not broken or damaged file.

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Re: I've undeleted my data, but formats are irrelevant :(

#6 Post by recuperation »

I can't see your report.
There is no meaningful interpretation.
You might have used an unsupported file system, read the online documentation.

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