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custom date or file type parameters?

#1 Post by johnnym » 04 May 2014, 18:01

Newbie question:

Been running PhotoRec for about a week now, looking for some recently deleted .wav files. It seem to be trying to recover everything since the day I bought my computer. ...and it's only at 20%

Is there a better way to do this that I'm not thinking of? I'm quite impressed with what it is digging up... but it's substantially more than what I need.

And it's taking a loooonnnnnng time.

Thanks so much!

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Re: custom date or file type parameters?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 07 May 2014, 07:49

Is the CPU at 100% ? Otherwise it may be a problem of bad sectors, in this case, there should be warning messages.
It can also be a slow disk (ie. USB1 or very slow USB2 disk)

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Re: custom date or file type parameters?

#3 Post by johnnym » 08 May 2014, 00:39

I am sending it to a USB disk. Perhaps that's it.

So... I can't only search for certain file types? All or nothing?

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Re: custom date or file type parameters?

#4 Post by cgrenier » 09 May 2014, 17:04

If you want, you can choose the file formats to recover
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec ... to_recover

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Re: custom date or file type parameters?  Topic is solved

#5 Post by johnnym » 09 May 2014, 22:41

Thank you!

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