freddie
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SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:24 am

Toshiba DTP110 - initial problem was a lost partition. TestDisk has 'recovered' the partition but cannot retrieve the files. PhotoRec and other recovery software all pull up a few .txt files, but mainly a variation on the number of large (1 to 4 Gb) .swf files.

Any ideas on how to get the real files out of these .swf blobs? We do know that most of the data was Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.

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SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:07 pm

You should research what T.R.I.M. is. Depending on exactly what process lead up to the lost partition, very likely the blocks were already zero-filled.

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SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:41 am

Jared thanks for the tip. I've learned a bit more about SSD; every day is a school day.

The lost partition involves some, or maybe all, of the following - disconnection from the PC (possibly mid operation) and being dropped on the floor. Not a lot more detail than that.

I've attached a screenshot of the typical 'files found' [noting that different recovery software usually finds a different variation of the files].

Always happy to learn more...

2020-07-14 09_33_20-Clipboard.png

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SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:56 am

What program are you using here? Looks like some cheap SPAM type of program.

Start by getting yourself a better program (even just a demo for now) or something like R-Studio Demo or UFS Explorer

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SSD recovery gives lare SWF files

Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:46 am

1. This is not an SSD...it is a Toshiba convio spinning hard drive
2. If it was dropped, the logical conclusion is that there is physical damage to the drive surface and/or heads
3. The more it is on, the more damage it is likely causing to the surface of the drive

If you value your data, send it to a data recovery professional before doing anything further. If you don't value your data, you can try to get a clone of the drive.

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