[Q] Data recovery for specific "filename extension"

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[Q] Data recovery for specific "filename extension"

#1 Post by cmonty »


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).

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