Restoring recovered mpg

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CChurchill
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Restoring recovered mpg

#1 Post by CChurchill » 25 Apr 2012, 19:04

Hello,

Yesterday a 9gig mpg file was deleted from my hard drive accidentally. Automated file recovery software was unable to recover the file so I used photorec and now have thousands of short mpg clips, I assume they are individual partitioned files of the origional mpg. Is there a method to combining the mpgs together? They all play but are only a few seconds long each. The origional video was almost an hour long.

thanks,

chris

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Re: Restoring recovered mpg

#2 Post by Fiona » 25 Apr 2012, 20:17

As long as it's only deleted you can have a try to use TestDisk.
You'll find it at Advanced / Undelete.
Please don't write anything to your disk anymore, otherwise it might be possible that you overwrite your required file.

Fiona

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Re: Restoring recovered mpg

#3 Post by CChurchill » 26 Apr 2012, 13:20

Thank you for the advice, Fiona. Unfortunately TestDisk does not see the file. I may be incorrect but it seems TestDisk only attempts to undelete files that were placed int he recycle bin and the file I am trying to recover was too big (9 gigs). It never shows up in the undelete list.

Any additional advice will be appreciated.


Chris

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