Too late for TestDisk?

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Pauly
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Too late for TestDisk?

#1 Post by Pauly » 08 Jul 2013, 05:19

Hi

Thank you for having this software available for free :)

My young son reformatted our 1Tb HDD, which was 90% full, when he wanted to record some TV from our Samsung TV. I have had PhotoRec running for 2 days now and it has managed to pick up a lot of files.
I have a few questions/ problems:

1. When I look at the .txt they are - sometimes short, sometimes long - scripts for PC games, software, iTunes. What do these mean and can I put them together in some sort of order?
For example:

_prepass
load_icon_scene "all"
Stud Clipping
legostud_custom_clip_distance 45.0f
legostud_custom_shadow_clip_distance 5.0f
lightning_start
sync_special lightningLightParent
wii_only
lightning_end


OR

<tiff:XResolution>720000/10000</tiff:XResolution>
<tiff:YResolution>720000/10000</tiff:YResolution>
<tiff:ResolutionUnit>2</tiff:ResolutionUnit>
<tiff:Make>Canon</tiff:Make>
<tiff:Model>Canon EOS 30D</tiff:Model>
<tiff:NativeDigest>256,257,258,259,262,274,277,284,530,531,282,283,296,301,318,319,529,532,306,270,271,272,305,315,33432;FA2877A30C21041BBB09D4DFCB7A0104</tiff:NativeDigest>
</rdf:Description>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:xap="http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/">
<xap:ModifyDate>2007-08-16T10:28:40+08:00</xap:ModifyDate>
<xap:CreatorTool>Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows</xap:CreatorTool>
<xap:CreateDate>2007-04-04T14:32:43+08:00</xap:CreateDate>
<xap:MetadataDate>2007-08-16T10:28:40+08:00</xap:MetadataDate>
</rdf:Description>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:exif="http://ns.adobe.com/exif/1.0/">
<exif:ExifVersion>0220</exif:ExifVersion>
<exif:FlashpixVersion>0100</exif:FlashpixVersion>
<exif:ColorSpace>1</exif:ColorSpace>
<exif:PixelXDimension>800</exif:PixelXDimension>
<exif:PixelYDimension>533</exif:PixelYDimension>
<exif:DateTimeOriginal>2006-11-24T16:48:36+08:00</exif:DateTimeOriginal>
<exif:DateTimeDigitized>2006-11-24T16:48:36+08:00</exif:DateTimeDigitized>
<exif:ExposureTime>1/160</exif:ExposureTime>
<exif:FNumber>28/10</exif:FNumber>
<exif:ExposureProgram>3</exif:ExposureProgram>
<exif:ISOSpeedRatings>
<rdf:Seq>
<rdf:li>800</rdf:li>
</rdf:Seq>
</exif:ISOSpeedRatings>
<exif:ShutterSpeedValue>479850/65536</exif:ShutterSpeedValue>
<exif:ApertureValue>194698/65536</exif:ApertureValue>
<exif:ExposureBiasValue>0/3</exif:ExposureBiasValue>
<exif:MeteringMode>5</exif:MeteringMode>
<exif:Flash rdf:parseType="Resource">
<exif:Fired>False</exif:Fired>
<exif:Return>0</exif:Return>
<exif:Mode>2</exif:Mode>
<exif:Function>False</exif:Function>
<exif:RedEyeMode>False</exif:RedEyeMode>
</exif:Flash>
<exif:FocalLength>44/1</exif:FocalLength>
<exif:FocalPlaneXResolution>3504000/885</exif:FocalPlaneXResolution>
<exif:FocalPlaneYResolution>2336000/590</exif:FocalPlaneYResolution>
<exif:FocalPlaneResolutionUnit>2</exif:FocalPlaneResolutionUnit>
<exif:CustomRendered>0</exif:CustomRendered>
<exif:ExposureMode>0</exif:ExposureMode>
<exif:WhiteBalance>0</exif:WhiteBalance>
<exif:SceneCaptureType>0</exif:SceneCaptureType>
<exif:NativeDigest>36864,40960,40961,37121,37122,40962,40963,37510,40964,36867,36868,33434,33437,34850,34852,34855,34856,37377,37378,37379,37380,37381,37382,37383,37384,37385,37386,37396,41483,41484,41486,41487,41488,41492,41493,41495,41728,41729,41730,41985,41986,41987,41988,41989,41990,41991,41992,41993,41994,41995,41996,42016,0,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30;5CF7B2C737AD1D927F96F9CE0818B89B</exif:NativeDigest>
</rdf:Description>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:xapMM="http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/mm/"
xmlns:stRef="http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/sType/ResourceRef#">
<xapMM:DocumentID>uuid:2108472274E2DB1189A2DF99580B7FCC</xapMM:DocumentID>
<xapMM:InstanceID>uuid:F072BF66A04BDC11A402FF9C6A1546AB</xapMM:InstanceID>
<xapMM:DerivedFrom rdf:parseType="Resource">
<stRef:instanceID>uuid:1C2AAD49CCE0DB11B49BA2117667ECB0</stRef:instanceID>
<stRef:documentID>uuid:A2D4D41864E0DB118F03FA0086596BE7</stRef:documentID>
</xapMM:DerivedFrom>
</rdf:Description>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">
<dc:format>image/jpeg</dc:format>
</rdf:Description>
<rdf:Description rdf:about=""
xmlns:photoshop="http://ns.adobe.com/photoshop/1.0/">
<photoshop:ColorMode>3</photoshop:ColorMode>
<photoshop:ICCProfile>sRGB IEC61966-2.1</photoshop:ICCProfile>
<photoshop:History/>
</rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>
</x:xmpmeta>

<?xpacket end="w"?>


2. There are also many .jpg with album artwork. Would this relate to each song I have in iTunes?
3. I also have a lot of .torrent, but where are the movies?
4. PhotoRec has found over 15,000 files which most have no identifiable file names.
Can I use TestDisk when PhotoRec is finished to try to recover folders? Or is it too late?

I very much appreciate your help.

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DSpider
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Joined: 29 Jul 2013, 10:41

Re: Too late for TestDisk?

#2 Post by DSpider » 05 Aug 2013, 10:21

Hi,

I think you still can run Testdisk while photorec only do a search and does not alter the filesystem.

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