Overwritten files

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Overwritten files

#1 Post by tytus »


I am using photorec to restore some photos from my disk. I'd like to ask a question about photorec and its capabilities.
Is it possible to restore overwritten files with photorec? I mean does it scan sectors to find lost files where new files are - so the old ones (lost) have been overwritten?

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Re: Overwritten files

#2 Post by cgrenier »

If a sector is reused to store new data, it's not possible to recover older data.