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I don't see the option to choose free

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I don't see the option to select between free and whole. What am I missing? I am running version 7.0.

Here is excerpt from the step by step guide.
"from the unallocated space only (available for ext2/ext3/ext4, FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 and NTFS). With this option only deleted files are recovered."

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Re: I don't see the option to choose free

#2 Post by cgrenier »

This option is available once an exFAT, FAT12/16/32, NTFS, ext2/3/4 filesystem has been selected.

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Re: I don't see the option to choose free

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I selected ext3/ext4 but am not prompted to select free space or whole disk. It seems to select the whole disk by default. I am running photorec on windows 10.

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#4 Post by cgrenier »

Try the Windows 32 bit version.

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Re: I don't see the option to choose free

#5 Post by rs1970 »

I just realized that I an using the 32 bit version. I do see the option to choose Free Space when I select an NTFS partition but not for ext3/ext4 partition or disk. I ran with whole disk option. Does this option also try to recover deleted files/folders?

Thank you for the feedback.

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Re: I don't see the option to choose free

#6 Post by cgrenier »

It's better to recover your data partition by partition and not using Whole disk.

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Re: I don't see the option to choose free

#7 Post by rs1970 »

I was able to recover the missing files using Whole Disk. It took more than three days. Anyway, thank you for your tool and feedback.

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