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Recuva can recover large parts of HDD, but no paths and few file names


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#1 oculi

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

Hey,

for a few days now my external HDD says it wants to be formatted when i connect it to different PCs. Chkdsk didn't work, neither did this testdisk-tutorial and a Live-Linux only showed the chkdsk logs.

 

However when i ran recuva it showed many (~60%) of all files as in "excellent" state and nearly all other files had as comment that they were overwritten with the same file, so you had one excellent copy and one unrecoverable when assorted by file name:

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Now one big problem is that a week ago i ran photrec on another drive and saved it to this external drive, and so the real file name of many files, even before the external HDD went bad was f and then a lot of numbers. But most of the data on the external drive wasn't photorec stuff and this other data is also largely lacking file names and there are only really few files that have an file path, like less <1%.

 

Does anybody know how i can recover the file names and the paths? Or what happend here at all?

 

Regards and thanks in advance for any help



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