Interruption of file recovery?

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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Interruption of file recovery?

#1 Post by Cassandra »

Hi all

The filesystem became damaged on my 500GB HFS+ HD and would not mount. The vast majority of the data is image (JPEG + NEF) and .avi files.

I am in the process of recovering the data using PhotoRec, which is proving to be a long and CPU intensive process....

however... so far it has been running over 24h and so far no JPEG files have been recovered, mostly txt files, should I have enabled BruteForce?

Also, can the process be stopped mid recovery without causing any damage or canceling the process? I need to eject the damaged drive and recovery drive to get online, and I was wondering if I did this, could I restart the recovery from where it left off? Also, my poor mac could do with cooling down....

Any advice would be much appreciated!



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Re: Interruption of file recovery?

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Yes, it's possible to stop the recovery and restart it later.
Disable txt file recovery in the FileOpts menu if you get false positive.
But it's not a good sign to get 0 jpg after such a long time...