Thank you, Christophe

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Thank you, Christophe

#1 Post by CPRRepair » 31 Aug 2013, 22:17

I registered an account on your forum here just to tell you thank you.

I spent the last few days desperately trying to recover some extremely important data when the hard drive failed. I tried every possible file recovery application that I could find, both Windows- and Linux-based. I was about to give up entirely, after countless hours of having no luck, even with the utilities that came so highly recommended, e.g. Spinrite and Scalpel.

Then I stumbled across a website that mentioned PhotoRec, which is something I hadn't yet tried. As soon as I started PhotoRec, it just WORKED! When no other utility had any luck seeing any files at all on the drive, PhotoRec is pulling hundreds of files off the drive.

I don't understand what your application does that others can't seem to do, but thank you, thank you, thank you for your hard work in putting this program together.

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Re: Thank you, Christophe

#2 Post by CPRRepair » 05 Sep 2013, 14:57

Incidentally, PhotoRec, in the end, was able to recover almost 200GB of data, when no other piece of software I tried could go beyond recognizing where the original partitions once were. I don't have the technical knowledge to understand specifically how PhotoRec works that is different from the way other recovery applications works, but it did do what nothing else could do.

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