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How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Skip to sector

#1 Post by blackyjack » 05 Dec 2017, 09:08

How to skip to sector X,Y? I tried to locate it in photorec.ses, but I can identify only the ending sector number.

I work with HDD in very bad shape, the whole recovery is about one week time and I already have the first half recovered, so I would like to skip it (option to continue doesn't help me, there was some change of other discs in computer, so it started to continue on another hdd)

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Re: Skip to sector

#2 Post by cgrenier » 06 Dec 2017, 07:32

If the disk contains bad sectors, it's better to work on a clone, see ddrescue in https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
If the new disk doesn't have the same device name (ie. /dev/sdc instead of /dev/sdb), you can edit the photorec.ses file with a text editor (wordpad or notepadd++ under Windows, vim under Linux - remember to backup the original file first) and modify the device name if necessary. When you restart PhotoRec, resume the recovery.

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