Photorec Hang

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Adamnemurigenesis
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Photorec Hang

#1 Post by Adamnemurigenesis » 31 Oct 2012, 14:31

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.

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Is this normal or has there been a problem?

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Re: Photorec Hang

#2 Post by Adamnemurigenesis » 31 Oct 2012, 23:44

Photorec is running as normal, but it slowed down considerably, and now it says 3000+ hours remaining. Is this normal behavior?

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Re: Photorec Hang

#3 Post by cgrenier » 04 Nov 2012, 19:08

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 http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk and next run PhotoRec on the clone.

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