Recover .log file extensions

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Recover .log file extensions

#1 Post by Uz8yuOmh » 17 May 2013, 18:43

Hello All,

I am attempting to retrieve some .log files using PhotoRec. Has any here performed such a task?
I looked at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/File_For ... y_PhotoRec and noted the .log file extension were not listed.

Thanks!

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CDRW
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Re: Recover .log file extensions

#2 Post by CDRW » 20 May 2013, 18:53

A *.log file is just a plain text (*.txt )file with a .log extension. So a search for plain text should find log files. Photorec doesn't actually look at the file extensions, it looks for the signature.

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Re: Recover .log file extensions

#3 Post by Uz8yuOmh » 20 May 2013, 19:36

I will also add the this is on a QNX filesystem.

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Re: Recover .log file extensions

#4 Post by Uz8yuOmh » 21 May 2013, 19:01

I ended up using Prodiscover to create a .vmdk file of a DD, load the .vmdk in VMware Workstation (with some configuration changes) then copy the QNX file from the QNX partition to the C: on the DOS partition.

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