thanks fortaking from your time to help me!
I would said the files are deleted, not hidden in any way. Think of delete as meaning "I don't want this anymore," not "remove this now." The file contents are actually still there, but the space the file takes up is physically available so that if that space is needed, the computer will overwrite the deleted data with the new data you actually want.
i got that.
I've never used the Pandora recovery software (I've used different software), so I'm looking at this .PDF for reference. http://www.pandorarecovery.com/doc/PandoraRecovery_HelpSystem.pdf From what I can see, Pandora has some different recovery methods. Have you tried using the Browse method? It looks like it tries to index the files with their original file names and folder locations. If you use one of the other methods like Surface Scan, it will find a lot more files (such as ones not listed in the master file table anymore, if I understand correctly), but the ones that you need are probably in the master file table.
mmm.. i have never use pandora, i didn't knew it, i'll give it a try in the browser method you mention.
Also, while you are sorting through the pictures you recovered, I would highly recommend that you save all of them to another drive, if you haven't already. If you keep creating new files and installing new programs on the drive that has the deleted data you are trying to save, you could overwrite the pictures you are trying to keep.
well, i was trying to recover it from linux (is in the same disk but in different partition), but i dnot know how to use the software (getdataback is what i have)) there,
i dont have an external enclosure to take the drive off an try in another computer.
what i am doing is, i restart in safe mode (the partition where the problem is) and i run getdataback, (i suppose that even restarting to windows creates files or something that may use the space of the "Deleted files") and y copy the recovered files to another partition, but its too much.
i really would like to know what caused this, i ran several scans, malware antispy antivirus rootkits as youc an see in the past posts, if i could only undone or fix what deleted all those files and they came back again to where they were....
1. All the software that you found pictures for (icons, logos, etc) -- is the software still working? Do those logos etc. show up in the software? If that's the case, then you don't need to try to restore those pictures. If you used Surface Scan, I suspect it can find images that the software are using that are actually embedded in other files (probably .dlls) and thinks it was deleted, but that's a guess. If that is not the case and the software isn't working, let us know.
2. You said this all started when you were testing some screen capture software. What software was it?
answer to 1st
no, i just used couple of software and they were running erratically. i have a game (LFS) and when i run it it shows me a messages "missing images", so i guess the rest of the installed soft are in the same status.
answer to 2nd
i have had power failures the days before the problem occurred, i use hibernation instead power off because i work with many windows and notepads opened and to close and to open them in the same order (must be) its difficult, so i just hibernate, but if the power failure occurred at least, with a software that automatically take a photo of the screen every15minutes, i could know the order and part of what i ad on screen, sounds weird but something i work with so many files and folders opened that i cant remember with what letter and folder i was working and i MUST continue with that, so if i have a screen-capture i could remember the file opened and to find it to continue working.
i found some screen capturer software and i started installing some screen capture software to see witch one likes me most, but i had to turn off the AV because one of them was recognized as virus.
in a simpler way the screen capture tells me with what i was working with.
BUT you know that!?,
there is something i have not told here because i didn't notice until minutes ago. the only pictures not missing (ot deleted nor hidden) are the last pictures the screen capture soft takes.
it is like if the screen capture software would have deleted all the pictures to place its pictures
Edited by FlyerX, 07 May 2012 - 11:33 PM.