PhotoRec

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec

#1 Post by lucascgs » 24 May 2017, 16:48

I'm trying to use PhotoRec to recover photos from a 500Gb SATA HDD (it was an external HDD) where I believe the file system is corrupted. After running for over 24 hours on a Windows 10 computer PhotoRec has created over 190Gb of files/folders (recup_dir.1 to recup_dir.11558 folders) but these folders all seem of have identical files inside them (mainly mp3 files and cover album .jpg files).
I cannot read the disk using Windows.
Any suggestions please.

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Re: PhotoRec

#2 Post by cgrenier » 25 May 2017, 08:47

Unless you have made the mistake of writing the recovered files on the source, there should be very few duplicated files mainly due to data defragmentation or manual copy/paste.
Did you try the operations listed in the chapter "Repairing filesystem" https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf ?

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