Stopping and continuing recovery

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tuukka
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Stopping and continuing recovery

#1 Post by tuukka » 30 Mar 2012, 18:14

Dear forum,
Is it possible to stop Photorec with e.g. SIGINT and have it continue the recovery later from where it was?

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#2 Post by Fiona » 31 Mar 2012, 20:49

Yes, it's possible.
Just stop it.
Next session, you will be asked to continue.

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#3 Post by Timmi » 06 Jul 2018, 18:08

(sorry to revive a 2012 post, but this one was right at the top of google search results)

2018: I see photorec in the process of recovering files (but I realize I'd like to shrink the partition and create a new one in the unused portion, and recover only from that section), so I'd like to stop the process.
I see the [STOP] "button" at the bottom. But HOW do you use that? I've tried arrows and Tab, + spacebar, and they don't activate the button, the mouse doesn't activate the button, I've pressed S...
Sorry, but I can't figure out how to make it stop. Finally I closed the terminal and it terminated the process, but there seems to be another way.

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#4 Post by cgrenier » 07 Jul 2018, 10:52

As Stop is already selected, you only had to press Enter.
You should be able to resume the recovery if you restart PhotoRec.

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#5 Post by Tara » 25 Jul 2018, 02:26

cgrenier wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 10:52
As Stop is already selected, you only had to press Enter.
You should be able to resume the recovery if you restart PhotoRec.
I restarted my PC but when I opened the terminal, PhotoRec started a NEW scan.

How can I resume the scan after restarting the computer?

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#6 Post by cgrenier » 23 Aug 2018, 06:09

PhotoRec stores its progress in a file name photorec.ses.
If the file is gone (ie. you were using a LiveCD) or if PhotoRec is unable to find it (you are not starting photorec from the same directory), PhotoRec will not be able to resume the recovery.

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Re: Stopping and continuing recovery

#7 Post by Tara » 25 Aug 2018, 11:07

cgrenier wrote:
23 Aug 2018, 06:09
... if PhotoRec is unable to find it (you are not starting photorec from the same directory) ...
Thank you for your reply. I will try this again. I haven't touched my hdd past two month because I wasn't sure what to do.

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