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RecOven
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About excel files and disk

#1 Post by RecOven » 26 Jul 2015, 11:10

Hi everyone:
I have recovered some .xls files with Photorec,but they are damaged...If I defrag the disk...it could be a solution?
Thanks a lot

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Re: About excel files and disk

#2 Post by Fiona » 26 Jul 2015, 12:20

Defrag is no solution to improve results for data recovery and can make datarecovery impossible.
Your data are underlying and defrag would override your data/files where you'd like to recover.
That's why you should never write to an affected disk.
Defrag or a disk with low fragmentation can have better results, but only if you used it as maintenance before you lost your data.

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Re: About excel files and disk

#3 Post by RecOven » 26 Jul 2015, 22:36

Thanks for your help :)

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