PhotoRec Stuck.

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Alice416
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PhotoRec Stuck.

#1 Post by Alice416 » 17 Oct 2013, 00:47

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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Alice

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Timothy
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Re: PhotoRec Stuck.

#2 Post by Timothy » 17 Oct 2013, 19:29

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 » 26 Oct 2013, 17:27

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 http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Damaged_Hard_Disk
Once it's done, run PhotoRec on the clone.

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