<SOLVED> Destination Partition Not Listed

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<SOLVED> Destination Partition Not Listed

#1 Post by elwood55 » 27 Jan 2017, 23:09

I work in Linux Mint 17.3 and I'm attempting to recover files to a newly-created empty partition, since the instructions say not to use the same partition on which the files were created. When I try to choose the destination, the empty partition is not shown. FWIW, it does show up in both the partition to search and device lists as sda8. Is PhotoRec not actually mounting the partition or what? I'm stumped and would appreciate any help. Thanks!
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Re: Destination Partition Not Listed

#2 Post by cgrenier » 28 Jan 2017, 07:45

Mount the destination partition youself before starting photorec in a subdirectory directory of /mnt

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Re: Destination Partition Not Listed

#3 Post by elwood55 » 28 Jan 2017, 11:46

This seemed to be working until I got an "out of space" message, which made no sense. Then I discovered that the recovery directories were going into /mnt rather than /mnt/recovery. So, now my root partition is full and my /recovery partition still shows 372g of free space. BTW, I noticed virtually all of the recovered pictures were thumbs, not the actual pictures.

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Re: Destination Partition Not Listed

#4 Post by elwood55 » 29 Jan 2017, 02:56

I figured this out finally. I was choosing the recovery partition while still in the mount directory.Once I hit the enter key one more time to actually be in the recovery directory and then chose it everything worked fine. My apologies for a major brain fart.

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