So I actually used this forum to find some recommended programs so if I missed something I'm sorry I did try to search!
Anyway, the issue I'm having is my 1Tb Seagate external failed and when plugged in says that it needs to be formatted before use. No problem like I said, searched the forum found shadow copy, recuva, and testdisk/ photorec. All 3 where able to detect the files and it was looking good until they all require about 700 hours of run time to pull what I wanted off. That 1Tb hard drive was about full and it had a ton of small files on it so that could possibly be why. Anyway tried this on two different computers, both Windows 7 home premium and the same results. I really can't think of anymore info but ask away and I'll get it asap.
All I want off of the drive is my .jpg and .raw files. Everything else can be lost but those are pretty important, so is there any program that can target specific files when running that way it doesn't take 700 hours to run?
(Also in photorec I did go into the options and unchecked every box except those two file types and it still was going to take weeks to run)
Is all hope lost? Do I need to let my computer run for 3 weeks in a dark room?
Thanks for any help.