Resume failed session / Continue from specific block

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Resume failed session / Continue from specific block

#1 Post by ubunchu »

I am recovering data from a faulty SSD (1TB) to a HDD (1.5TB)
For some reason I don't understand the HDD stopped working and I got this message

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 PhotoRec syntax error: ,inter 
So, I did not get a prompt to resume session.

I imagine I was around block 600000000/ of / 2000000000
Is there a way to read the whole disk again, but resume from that specific block or sector?

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Re: Resume failed session / Continue from specific block

#2 Post by cgrenier »

This error has been fixed in PhotoRec 7.1 or 7.2-WIP.
If necessary, you can edit the file (vim under Linux, notepad++ or wordpad under Windows...), restart PhotoRec and choose to resume the recovery.
The new sector should respect the blocksize (new_sector = old_sector + x * block_size/sector_size).
You can also remove some sector range from the file.

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