Only recovering txt files after resume

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Only recovering txt files after resume

#1 Post by jd072376 » 12 May 2018, 17:20


I had been running recovery successfully on a 2TB external hdd for weeks until a power outage stopped the process. Upon resstarting the scan**, Photorec has only found thousands of txt files and few other desirable/usable files.

**Had to start out with a new file (changed the start sector) so that may be part of the problem.

How can I troubleshoot/resume from previous point in scan successfully?

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Re: Only recovering txt files after resume

#2 Post by cgrenier » 13 May 2018, 19:13

The new sector you have chosen may not be aligned anymore with the blocksize...
Unless you can undo your modification to the file, you should restart from the beginning.


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