PhotoRec Stuck.

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec Stuck.

#1 Post by Alice416 »

I've seen this question asked before, but now I can't find it, so I'm sorry for asking it again. I'm using PhotoRec 6.14 to recover files on a Toshiba with a corrupted start-up so I can wipe it and start over, but it's gotten to a certain point and has been stuck for three days. I left it, because the previous question said that the person left it for a few days and it started back up again. My hope was that I'd have the same sort of luck, but so far, nothing. Is there some way I can persuade it to move again or is there a chance I'm doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: PhotoRec Stuck.

#2 Post by Timothy »

if you just close the window you can re-open Photorec, and it can resume.

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Re: PhotoRec Stuck.

#3 Post by cgrenier »

PhotoRec may appear to be stuck on a disk sector or progress very slowly if they are bad sectors. In this case you need to clone the disk first using gnu ddrescue
Once it's done, run PhotoRec on the clone.