IAB Files

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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IAB Files

#1 Post by u538 » 02 Jan 2014, 12:25

Hi all, please excuse my amateurish and pathetic computer skills. I was directed to this site as a means to assist with a problem I have had with an Iomega backup HD, that I had the misfortune to purchase that uses IAB files.

I have no hardware issues at all. The problem is that once upon a time I backed up my PC hard drive in two backups one in 2006 and 2008. To cut a long story short I want the photos and videos off both versions. I do not want the system configs or other data.

I want to transfer the data on the Iomega straight to a portable HD. So I downloaded the program and started photorec and after staring at the screen for about 10 minutes trying to figure out all the numbers I realised that I was out of my depth.

After I click the photrec exe file it identifies all the drives correctly I can see the iomega and the portable HD. The thing is I don't know what will happen next if I order proceed. Anyone able to advise?

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#2 Post by cgrenier » 04 Jan 2014, 09:22

You should restore your files using Iomega Automatic Backup, not using PhotoRec.

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#3 Post by u538 » 04 Jan 2014, 14:43

It doesn't work...

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#4 Post by cgrenier » 12 Jan 2014, 10:37

Check the files recovered by PhotoRec, they may be your lost files.
How have you lost your files BTW ?

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Re: IAB Files

#5 Post by u538 » 14 Jan 2014, 11:04

This is not really a lost data issue. The Iomega contains stuff that I simply want back. Once upon a time I got a new hard disk and rather than transfer all the old crap over to the new HD from the Iomega I just got the techie to transfer it to a portable HD. I then transferred all the stuff I wanted to the new HD and deleted the contents of the portable.

In 2010 I had a HD crash lost everything and never bothered to access the stuff on the Iomega figuring I would do it another day. That day has arrived. The original Iomega software is useless for what I want to do. One website suggested I come here... I have not tried recovering anything with PhotoRec...I don't really know what I'm doing which is why I asked the question...

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