PhotoRec produced several large .gpg files

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec produced several large .gpg files

#1 Post by KIsmay » 22 Jul 2015, 01:03

I've recovered a disk image from an otherwise healthy drive, which seems to not have a partition table any more. See this post on my efforts to recover the partition table using testdisk: ... t5214.html

Are these files evidence of something like CryptoLocker? Are they actually gpg ecrypted files, the file utility shows:
file *.gpg
f128093110.gpg: data
f184042821.gpg: data
f188446262.gpg: data
f238766711.gpg: DOS executable (COM)
f259167392.gpg: data
f270716979.gpg: DOS executable (COM)
f39858524.gpg: DOS executable (COM)
f93701561.gpg: data


PS: I'm using PhotoRec 6.13, Data Recovery Utility, November 2011
Christophe GRENIER <>

Version: 6.13
Compiler: GCC 4.6
Compilation date: 2012-01-17T14:04:23
ext2fs lib: 1.42.5, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, ewf lib: none, libjpeg: 80
OS: Linux, kernel 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 (#1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1~bpo70+1 (2015-06-08)) x86_64

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Re: PhotoRec produced several large .gpg files

#2 Post by Mr1101 » 27 Aug 2015, 19:24

I have had a case like yours but it was a CCTV HDD.
I have used photorec to recover the date and it works fine until I found myself stuccoed with 189gb "gpg" file. I've tried every possible way to open it but nothing works!
Until I've decided to change the file extension from "gpg" to "mov" ==> I choose "mov", because I know cctv would only contain a media format with such big file.
Try to change the extension maybe it will work with you as well.
Best of luck,,

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