PhotoRec recovers the same files again and again

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec recovers the same files again and again

#1 Post by Toto »


I have 2 hard drives I'm trying to recover (both from the same NAS had issues at the same time). One doesn't work at all, the second one gets recognized by PhotoRec, but when I try to recover files, after the first few hundreds of files, it just keeps on getting the exact same 11 files again and again.

A strange thing, when it starts getting these files repeatedly, the hard drive led stops blinking, as if it wasn't used at all.

Any idea of what could be the cause of this ?