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External Hard Drive - File with no Extension created upon delete?


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#1 gandalf180

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

I deleted a whole bunch of pictures and music about a month ago from my external hard drive.  I was unsuccessful recovering the files using Recuva and other programs.  I noticed that a large 21GB file with no extension was created on the root directory, time-stamped with the date/time I deleted the folder.  Any way to recover individual files from this giant file?  Does it actually contain clusters of my deleted files or is it just some kind of giant block of nothing?

 

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Windows 7

Toshiba External HardDrive 250GB, NTFS

60GB used out of 250GB

 

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

Does the file have a name?

 

Properties?

 

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Edited by hamluis, 18 September 2013 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

Louis,

 

Filename is "3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06LFUVMZPXOUJXITNT"

no extension, just labeled "file"

20.5GB 

No other properties worth noting.

 

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

Although I see references to files starting with same string...I can't tell in what context the posts were raised,

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=3590F75AB&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-ContextMenu&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADFA_enUS403#q=3590F75&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-ContextMenu

 

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