Recovery of a file without extension

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Recovery of a file without extension

#1 Postby zazimuth » 26 Feb 2012, 21:14

Hi,

First you got a very nice software there. I have a stupid problem, and maybe someone here may have some ideas to help me out... I deleted a file which obviously I need now. The point is, this file doesn't have extension (i'm a mac user), I created this file through a bash script and as I could open it with my normal text editor I never needed to add an extension to it. Thus, it is not recognized by fidentify, and I dont know how to add the "non-extension" to the signature as explained in the FAQ...
Any help ? :/

Thanks anyway.

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Re: Recovery of a file without extension

#2 Postby cgrenier » 26 Feb 2012, 21:23

When writing a file signature, choose "custom" as extension. It's not a problem if the original file had none.

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Re: Recovery of a file without extension

#3 Postby zazimuth » 27 Feb 2012, 14:07

Actually it doesnt work well so I guess I have some problem writing the file signature (even with the FAQ you gave :/). If my file doesnt have any extension what should I write instead of the "pfi" of the example ??
Plus, under MAcOSX, It should be in the same folder or under /Users/Me/ ?

Sorry for my naive questions, but well I really have to get this file back ! Thanks.

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Re: Recovery of a file without extension

#4 Postby cgrenier » 29 Feb 2012, 07:38

zazimuth wrote:Actually it doesnt work well so I guess I have some problem writing the file signature (even with the FAQ you gave :/). If my file doesnt have any extension what should I write instead of the "pfi" of the example ??

You can choose "custom", it doesn't matter.

zazimuth wrote:Plus, under MAcOSX, It should be in the same folder or under /Users/Me/ ?

If photorec.sig isn't found in your homedir, it will be searched in the current directory.


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