Best method for recovering data from partially-zeroed disk

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dvaldez
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Best method for recovering data from partially-zeroed disk

Post by dvaldez » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi,
I accidentally began zero-ing a disk and cancelled it relatively early on. Its a 3TB drive and I ran the zero operation for about 30-45 seconds before cancelling it.

What is the best method for recovery? I have done the R-Studio scan and am trying to recover files from the largest 'partition' (?) but I am not sure if I am doing it correctly, as there was only about 1.3T of data on the 3TB disk, and I've completely filled a 4TB disk (recovery destination) during the recovery. Am I doing something wrong?

In the 'root' directory, I see the original folder structure, but no files are populating within these folders, instead, I ahve thousands of numerically named folders with small bits of data in them being created.

Screenshots here (too big for attachment):

Sorry for picture of screen, I was in a rush and don't have a good method of uploading from this system:
https://imgur.com/a/8zQOn07

Any advice would be welcome, thanks in advance

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Re: Best method for recovering data from partially-zeroed disk

Post by Alt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:31 pm

dvaldez wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:27 pm

What is the best method for recovery? I have done the R-Studio scan and am trying to recover files from the largest 'partition' (?) but I am not sure if I am doing it correctly, as there was only about 1.3T of data on the 3TB disk, and I've completely filled a 4TB disk (recovery destination) during the recovery. Am I doing something wrong?

In the 'root' directory, I see the original folder structure, but no files are populating within these folders, instead, I ahve thousands of numerically named folders with small bits of data in them being created.
What is the file system of the disk? I believe, ext4?
I think you should find and check only those files that you actually need.

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Re: Best method for recovering data from partially-zeroed disk

Post by dvaldez » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:06 pm

The original disk is NTFS, It is difficult to find the files that i need as the 'Recovered#' disks contain between a handful and thousands of directories each containing only a few files. I had thousands of photos on this drive, and I thought it would be easier to recover as much as possible then organize the files by file type

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Re: Best method for recovering data from partially-zeroed disk

Post by Alt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:05 pm

I think the best way for you is to find raw image files among Raw files after scan and recover them.

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