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PhotoRec seems to be frozen

Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 18:17
by Benni502

I used PhotoRec today to recover accidentally deleted tif-files, and it worked fine, recovering almost half of the stuff I wanted. After a while I checked again and saw this screen. Wondering why the show wasnt going on I tried to stop the thing, but it wouldn't react.


Closing the terminal did the job, but when I reopened PhotoRec and asked to resume the recovery, the same screen came on, as before not ractng to the "stop" command.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Re: PhotoRec seems to be frozen

Posted: 30 Sep 2012, 10:06
by cgrenier
Bad sectors may cause the OS (and PhotoRec) to run very slowly/freeze. On Linux, the "dmesg" command can be use to see the lastest kernel information including I/O errors; I don't know the equivalent for Mac OS X.