Safe to stop Testdisk before completion?
Posted: 12 Dec 2015, 04:36
I've been running a "Quick Search" (TestDisk version 7.0) from OS X 10.11.2 on a 5tb external hard drive (NTFS) whose boot partition became corrupted. I've managed to get rid of the extra space on the front of drive and realign sectors with Disk Probe, as of now the disk is showing as RAW. Anyhow, so I'm running the Quick Search and it's been going for about 14+ hours now but it seems that the closer it gets to the end, the slower things go. It is already showing the necessary partition (only one partition on disk) and I was curious if it was safe to stop the quick search where it is now (about 93%) and still be able to write changes to the disk. I just don't want to stop the search and have to repeat the 14+ hours I've spent searching the disk.