3 days to recover

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3 days to recover

#1 Post by 4microsd » 14 Jul 2014, 23:24

I wonder if I have done something wrong or is this amount of time the normal period
I am in the reading sector / recovery mode and the estimated time to completion says it will be 64 hours till ended?
Is there any way to speed this up?
Maybe it is not working correctly it has been doing the recovery for 25 minutes and has had an error reading every sector from 0 forward?
:cry:

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Re: 3 days to recover

#2 Post by Fiona » 15 Jul 2014, 10:17

If you achieve any read errors, testdisk and an OS can hang.
That's why it's possible that it takes so long.
You shouldn't stress your disk as much and running a diagnose instead of.
The cause of read errors can be, wrong memory management (LBA-Logical Block Addressing) faulty file system and bad sectors.
It's recommended to run diagnosing tool from your disk manufacturer, smartmontools or crystal disk info first.
If you'd like to run crystal disk info, you should use the portable version, because the windows installer (exe) contains adware open candy.

You can also consider to have a try to clone your disk.
It's worth a try if you don't have too many read errors.

Fiona

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Re: 3 days to recover

#3 Post by 4microsd » 15 Jul 2014, 15:14

thanks
I guess I didn't clarify that the file I am trying to recover is on a 64 Gb micro disk SD memory card
Today the terminal window says it is now 322 hours till completion

I must have failed to follow the instructions
I will try a program from a chinese company that does disk / file recovery and offers support to the client
Thanks
:(

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Re: 3 days to recover

#4 Post by 4microsd » 15 Jul 2014, 15:37

trying one more time
was using photo rec then tried test disk and now back to photo rec on the images copied to hard drive, seems like a better result this time
keeping my fingers crossed
;)

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Re: 3 days to recover

#5 Post by Fiona » 15 Jul 2014, 15:58

Please let me know, did it work for you?
Are your read errors gone?

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Re: 3 days to recover

#6 Post by 4microsd » 15 Jul 2014, 16:28

that didn't work
it recovered some files but I can't find where it put them
:?:

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