[Q] Data recovery for specific "filename extension"

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[Q] Data recovery for specific "filename extension"

#1 Post by cmonty » 27 Mar 2014, 23:20

Hello!

I have destroyed the partition table of a disk running Windows XP by using "Computer-Management-Console -> Storage".

I don't know what actually happened, but I believe that manipulated/destroyed the partitional table for the 4 (primary) partitions.

As a result, I could start into first partition and boot Windows XP, but I couldn't access any other partition.

With help of Testdrive (running in GNU Debian 7) it is possible to repair the partition table.
However, I cannot mount one out of the four partitions.

With help of PhotoRec I can recover many files from exactly this partition.
However, there are some specific files created by a tax software that are potentially not recovered.
These specific files have the filename extension s13, s12 and s11 (depending of the release of the tax software).

Question:
Is there any option using PhotoRec to recover these specific files?

THX

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