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#1 nulightwarriorv2


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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:05 AM

does the cluster number equate to the age of the file? Like, the most recent lost files would be in the higher numbered clusters?

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

I'm not entirely sure, but I think the cluster number has to do more with the size of the file or the number of parts to the file. The higher the cluster number the more clusters there are in the file.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 11:22 PM

Well, using PC Inspector, you have to select the start cluster and the end cluster.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

The cluster number reflects the actual location on the disk. Files in the lower clusters generally are older than those with higher clusters - but this generalization only applies to unmodified file systems.

In other words, if anything was done to the disk after anything was installed - this won't necessarily hold true.

As I recall in PCInspector, there is a default setting to scan the entire disk. Try using that.
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