Photorec transferring files, not recovering them.

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Photorec transferring files, not recovering them.

#1 Post by adamhutch » 02 Dec 2016, 14:52

Hi there;

I'm very new to this, so please bear with me. I ran photorec on an external hard drive, to recover some .mov files that I had accidentally deleted. What photorec seems to have done is, instead of recovering deleted files, just copied over all the existing files.

Have I missed something?

All the best;

Adam

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Re: Photorec transferring files, not recovering them.

#2 Post by cgrenier » 03 Dec 2016, 09:09

PhotoRec opens the source media as read-only. It has no feature to copy files with their filename.
Files recovered by photorec are in directories named recup_dir.1, recup_dir.2... They should be on another partition than the source.

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Re: Photorec transferring files, not recovering them.

#3 Post by adamhutch » 03 Dec 2016, 14:03

Thanks Christophe,

I should have made it clear. The files are being renamed and put into those directories, but they are files that exist, undeleted on the hard drive I am trying to recover files from.

None of the files that were 'retrieved' were files that I had previously deleted. If you see what I mean?

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