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Photorec Hang

Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 14:31
by Adamnemurigenesis
Hi, I just used photorec to try recover data from my 1TB Samsung M2 HDD. At the recovery page, it hangs at a set number of files as shown in the picture enclosed.


Is this normal or has there been a problem?

Re: Photorec Hang

Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 23:44
by Adamnemurigenesis
Photorec is running as normal, but it slowed down considerably, and now it says 3000+ hours remaining. Is this normal behavior?

Re: Photorec Hang

Posted: 04 Nov 2012, 19:08
by cgrenier
If the disk contains a lot of bad sectors, data recovery may slow to a crawl
You may want to clone the disk to a new empty one with ddrescue as described in and next run PhotoRec on the clone.