File undelete all files only recovers a few files

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File undelete all files only recovers a few files

#1 Post by irregular » 01 Jul 2018, 01:26

Hello everybody,
TestDisk is awesome, my sisters hard drive failed and I've been trying to recover her user folder. I've read a few guides about this, I've also managed to recover most files without filenames using photorec but I want to see if I can extract filename information.

So I made a partition image and when I list files I see there are none. When I go to Undelete I see probably all the files with folder info and here I press a to select all files and set a destination folder.
The result is that around 4905 files from 290 000 files are recovered and the rest are discarded. TestDisk acts as if the task was completed. It doesn't mention why it skipped the rest of the files and no errors reported. Is this normal?

I tried using the old hard drive but bad sectors make it very slow to recover anything.
Thank you for the software and for your help. :D
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Re: File undelete all files only recovers a few files

#2 Post by cgrenier » 01 Jul 2018, 10:06

Unless your sister deleted her files, you should run TestDisk, Advanced, List and Copy them.

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Re: File undelete all files only recovers a few files

#3 Post by irregular » 01 Jul 2018, 16:39

Hey! Thank you for the software!

I just tried out what you mentioned but I get no files like in this screenshot. I'm reading your pdf manual but ddrescue gets to 31% and then gets stuck.
I'll just keep trying other methods.

Thank you for your time.
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