Not able to find retrieved files...

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Not able to find retrieved files...

#1 Post by ubunter » 30 May 2014, 23:50

Hello,

I'm trying to recover some lost files from an unbootable machine by launching photorec from a live cd, but I'm not able to find where retrieved files are saved.
Following some guides about, I used a usb pen drive and I specified the correct path in the saving options, but nothing happens. It seems that photorec doesn't see the drive...

any suggestion would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Not able to find retrieved files...

#2 Post by cgrenier » 31 May 2014, 08:09

Please post the different screenshots and the name of the location you have choosen

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Re: Not able to find retrieved files...

#3 Post by ubunter » 31 May 2014, 08:41

Hello,

Here there are some screenshots. As you can see, the usb device seems to be properly recognized among the disks as Sony Storage Media:
P1110125.JPG
P1110125.JPG (154 KiB) Viewed 959 times
So, this is the path I choosen to save data (Directory/media/):
P1110128.JPG
P1110128.JPG (159 KiB) Viewed 959 times
But no usb drive is listed...am I wrong?
P1110129.JPG
P1110129.JPG (162 KiB) Viewed 959 times
So nothing happens...
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Re: Not able to find retrieved files...

#4 Post by cgrenier » 01 Jun 2014, 13:19

You need another disk to save the files. If you choose /media (and not a subdirectory corresponding to a mounted volume), files will be saved in a virtual disk. Recovered files will be lost after a reboot.

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Re: Not able to find retrieved files...

#5 Post by ubunter » 01 Jun 2014, 16:33

I see that I'm only wasting my time waiting for weird replies...

I'm trying to save data from a currently unbootable hdd to a usb pen drive.
So, I'm already using "another disk" as you suggest, to save the retrieved files, that would be the said usb pen drive.
The problem is that the usb pen drive on wich I would save data, even if regularly connected, IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY YOUR SOFTWARE (I already tried more different usb pen drives...) and this makes impossible for me to save in any way that files...so the mock is that I easily find my files, but cannot recover absolutely anything...
And that seems to correspond with no doubt simply to a greater software bug, and that's all.
For you a good reason to review your software.
For me a good reason to search something better elsewhere.

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