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#1 nickos


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

hi to all,


i am looking for a data recovery program to save my lost files from my usb external drive


i have posted my problem under "external hardware"  and i got great help from some other members who suggested me what software i have to run


my data can be saved with nearly all the available data recovery programs like easeus, recuva, partinonguru, r-tools but since the scan process will take several hours (more than fifteen)

 i need to scan my drive little by little an hour or two day by day


all the programs i mention can save scan but i have to save my files found till then without continue from the point i stop the scan


os windows xp x32 bits sp3


i hope to understand what i mean since my english is not the best


many thanks in advance

Edited by hamluis, 08 February 2017 - 04:12 PM.
Moved from XP to Disk Management - Hamluis.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

In my experience...a scan for recovery must be done in one session.  I know of no program that allows you to scan...stop...scan...stop.


Logically, if the hard drive is problematical...you want to do it all at one time, since there is no guarantee that you would be able to recover anything in the future.  The smart thing to do is start the recovery just before you go to bed and it should be done by the time that you awaken.


EaseUS is a free data recovery program, see http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm .



#3 nickos

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

hi dear hamluis


i thank you so much for the detailed info


i didn't know that i have to scan my disk drive in one session


i have tried easeus and i am thinking to buy it since the price is not too expensive


thanks again

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

(delete, saw OP already mentioned Recuva)

Edited by MDD1963, 11 February 2017 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:36 AM

Hi nickos,

Since you mentioned easeus, and i used it several months ago, I'd like to suggest to have a try. In my own using experience,it is really easy to use and it is relatively cheaper.

and it actually helped me recover my lost pictures. Worthy try.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:10 AM

There is a way to start and stop recovery data but you will need a linux system. You can use the command:


dd_rescue -b 65536 -s 21140 -a /dev/sdb image_name.dd


65536=block size, 21140=Sectors to skip


I can be done but it would be very difficult to figure out block size and the amount of sectors to skip. This method would create a .dd image which you could load into FTK Imager to view the contents. I would recommend recovering everything in one sitting. 

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

Nickos, how is that data recovery going?

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.


Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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