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Files not readable

Post by aldinho » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:21 pm

I have two almost identical WD 750 GB HDD-s and I made huge mistake when I was trying to install Windows with bootcamp on my Mac Pro. I formatted wrong HDD. I formatted one with data that is very important to me, it partition was HFS at time. I realized this after disk was formatted and installation on the way...at least part of copying windows files was over. I than used R-Studio to rescue data on my other computer(PC) and try to salvage data. After R-Studio scan was done I was thrilled cause it seemed almost all data is there but then my problem started. All of data I saved from scan is unusable and not readable on PC. Everything seems OK file sizes and files but files are unusable. Please Help, don't know what to do.

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Re: Files not readable

Post by Alt » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:15 am

Try to use Known File Types.
http://www.unformat-unerase.com/Unforma ... index.html -> Advanced Data Recovery -> Disk Scan -> Known File Types

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Re: Files not readable

Post by aldinho » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:42 am

Thanks for fast response. I tried Known File Types and files seems readable but names are weird and I don't know what is what and there is not small number of files in question, actually mostly I only have numbers as file names. Folder structure and real file names is very important to me, can I get real names and folder structure ?

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Re: Files not readable

Post by Alt » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:27 am

No, unfortunately Known File Types can only restore files themselves, not their names and folder structure.

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Re: Files not readable

Post by aldinho » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:44 am

Would using different version of R-Studio changed anything like maybe using Mac version and trying to get files from Mac ? And what do you propose I do since I can see my old file structure and files but cant recover them, is there any chance to recover them except via Known File Types.

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Re: Files not readable

Post by Alt » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:51 am

1. Different versions won't help, as they use the same code for data recovery tasks.
2. I can't say much without seeing the actual data. At least, Known File Types will save the data.

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