Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

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Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by p4n » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:46 am

Hello!

Using your R-Undelete NTFS product we restored some deleted files successfully, but the content of all restored files (even .txt files) is corrupt, like f.e.

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Can anyone help?

Thank you in advance,

Helmut

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by Alt » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:40 am

What did happen with the system? And what have you done to recover data?

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by p4n » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:46 am

The system is fine, but unfortunately an important folder got been deleted and I need to restore this deleted folder. To restore the data I ran the R-Undelete NTFS tool, nothing more.

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by Data-Medics » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:14 am

Did you recover the data back to the same drive you were recovering off of?

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by p4n » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:18 am

No, I recovered the data to a USB connected SSD

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by Data-Medics » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:39 pm

It's possible that the files in the folder were just overwritten with new data. Was the drive used much or any new data added since when the folder was deleted?

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by p4n » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:56 pm

No, the computer was no longer used after the file deletion and was shut down.

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by Alt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:12 am

I think you should scan the disk.

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by p4n » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:18 pm

Sorry Alt, I don't understand your reply! What do you mean with "you should scan the disk", for what reason?

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Re: Content of all restored (undeleted) files corrupted

Post by Alt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:38 pm

I mean this: Detailed Scan.

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