Debian Live PhotoRec: Not enough free space

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Debian Live PhotoRec: Not enough free space

#1 Post by Rooksu »

I am running PhotoRec on a Debian Live distribution booted via USB drive. The PC with the deleted files (encrypted then deleted via ransom-ware) has a 100GB hard drive. The USB drive I am booting from has 1TB of free space. I keep running into the error "Warning: not enough free space available" after recovering a few hundred files. Clearly this is not true, as there is enough free space to copy the entire hard drive ten times over.

Any idea what might be causing this? My only thought so far is that Debian Live might not be letting PhotoRec see the whole external drive. If that's the case, is there a way around this or a better way to boot?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Debian Live PhotoRec: Not enough free space

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Please download testdisk & photorec 7.1-WIP and try this version from your Live Debian.
Do you have the same problem ?
Check with "df -h" the free space