[Solved] TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.1

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Post#16 by Rava » 26 Nov 2020, 22:33

donald wrote:
26 Nov 2020, 11:49
uploaded just for you darling. :)
Thanks, I was just curious, the 4 downloads tell me that people want the stuff.
Do you want to create a thread in x86-64 modules to promote it even more, or should I do so?

donald wrote:
26 Nov 2020, 11:49
be careful with such low-level tools.
Indeed, you could ruin a complete hard disk. Only use it when you really need it.

Also, it not restores everything. Like, it seems not to know about aac (advanced audio codex) music files.
I have a ls and find done on all my partitions, external harddrives and USB sticks, so I know the original paths of each file (via find) and also the file sizes via ls.
So, I did a lsfind as well on all restored folders and files looking for the filesize of one aac that I made by cutting out the parts with singing, and got no results - which means photorec V7.1 could not restore aac files.

Also, the folder hierarchy is gone, and most files get random names.

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PhotoRec 7.1, Data Recovery Utility, July 2019
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
https://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB (RO) - Hitachi HTS0B9A300
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
 2 P HPFS - NTFS            191  89 27 56188 193  5  899598336 [intHDD2]

Destination /mnt/sdd4/backup/recup_dir

Pass 1 - Reading sector    1813696/899598336, 2211 files found
Elapsed time 0h00m30s - Estimated time to completion 4h07m30
exe: 1424 recovered
txt: 263 recovered
mpg: 192 recovered
tx?: 113 recovered
pf: 62 recovered
ifo: 42 recovered
cab: 29 recovered
png: 14 recovered
evtx: 13 recovered
others: 59 recovered
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PhotoRec 7.1, Data Recovery Utility, July 2019
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
https://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB (RO) - Hitachi HTS0B9A300
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
 2 P HPFS - NTFS            191  89 27 56188 193  5  899598336 [intHDD2]


322606 files saved in /mnt/sdd4/backup/recup_dir directory.
Recovery completed.

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Of course I am not interested in any Windoze-7 dlls or exes or whatever, only my own data files: text, epub, pdfs, jpegs, pngs, mpegs and whatnot.
A resulting folder can look like this:

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/backup# ls recup_dir.1
f0000064.bat
f0000104.txt
f0000280.txt
f0000336.html
f0000352_MSCORSVW_EXE.pf
f0000376.mpg
f0002528.c
f0002568.mpg
f0003328.mpg
f0003712.mpg
f0004832.txt
f0005240.txt
f0005472.ifo
f0005600.mpg
f0006112.mpg
f0011304.jpg
f0012576.mpg
f0014752.mpg
f0015616.ifo
f0015696.mpg
f0016224_AVWSC_EXE.pf
[...]
f0405832.mpg
f0406296_WkCalPS_dll
report.xml
You see the random mix between [ft]+numbers only files and ones with actual file names appended, AFAICT [*] the latter only applies to SM-Witless-OS files, all of my own data files so far only came in [ft]+numbers.extension style, as in: starting with f+numbers, or with t+numbers.

Good I do have backups, manually restoring the paths and filenames of 322606 files would be such a pain in the lower back.
So I only have to do a manual restoring of paths and filenames for the ones that are too newly created to be in any of my backups. Which is a doable amount.

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Post#17 by donald » 27 Nov 2020, 02:12

Rava wrote:
26 Nov 2020, 22:33
Do you want to create a thread in x86-64 modules to promote it even more, or should I do so?
Do it if you want.

Add a "how to get the file"

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Post#18 by Rava » 27 Nov 2020, 02:53

donald wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 02:12
Add a "how to get the file"
I have a template for that since uploading my interlink versions to Horst. :D
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Post#19 by Ed_P » 27 Nov 2020, 04:50

I think you should mark this as Solved at this point. Yes? :)
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Post#20 by Rava » 27 Nov 2020, 05:58

^

Indeed Image and since I created the identical titled thread in x86_64 xzm modules - TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.1 I close this one, all possible discussions about donalds module to be done in there.
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