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daniel3
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QPhotoRec stays reading sectors; is it done?

#1 Post by daniel3 »

Hi All,

I try to recover data from an 1TB HDD where someone accidentally deleted a huge load of photo's. I cloned the HDD and now I'm trying to restore the data using QPhotoRec 7.2. It's running for almost a month now and it found quite a lot of files: 224499 files to be exact. But that number was reached almost 2 weeks ago. Since then QPhotoRec keeps reading sectors going from one percentage to the other: 29% to 53%, 33%, 68% and so on. It looks like it just don't want to finish. Is this me who is just impatience? Or is it save to assume that all files that can be restored are found?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: QPhotoRec stays reading sectors; is it done?

#2 Post by recuperation »

Have you enabled "brute force mode"?
Which version are you using?

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#3 Post by daniel3 »

recuperation wrote: 09 Apr 2021, 10:57 Have you enabled "brute force mode"?
Which version are you using?
I'm using QPhotoRec 7.2-WIP.

Is there a way to see if I used ''brute force mode"?

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#4 Post by cgrenier »

Can you quit qphotorec, backup the photorec.ses file, start photorec and choose to resume the recovery.
Do you have the same problem ? If it's the case, please share the photorec.ses file.

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#5 Post by cgrenier »

I have uploaded a new 7.2-WIP. Can you try with this new version ?
Copy the photorec.ses file from the previous version, start photorec and choose to resume the recovery.

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#6 Post by daniel3 »

Thanks!

I downloaded the new version and it's resuming the previous recovery as we speak. I'll keep you posted :)!

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#7 Post by daniel3 »

Update: It looks like PhotoRec started from the beginning although I ticked the option that it should continue. The photorec.ses file is now 1.2MB in size, where the old one was 33MB. When I scan the recovered files they look doubled from what was found earlier.

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#8 Post by daniel3 »

Update 2: The problem was probably on my part on the second run. I changed the drive letter of the image file. After changing the drive letter back to the original position and starting it a third time the problem was fixed. The run was now finished within a day. Thanks for the help!

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