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Windows 7: Possible to Restore Photos/Documents from Formatted USB Or Old Laptop?

05 Nov 2014   #21
paulyjames

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Are the majority of the photos you have usually unrecoverable when you do this?


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05 Nov 2014   #22
Callender

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Chances of recovery

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulyjames View Post
Are the majority of the photos you have usually unrecoverable when you do this?
For me they're mostly unrecoverable - in fact mostly undetectable but I regularly wipe free space using a secure wiping tool. If I haven't wiped then the files are usually recoverable. Sometimes in the case of USB drives - if the drive was yanked out rather than safely ejected then the data is corrupted and beyond recovery. If it was formatted and not overwritten there's usually a good chance of recovering most files.
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05 Nov 2014   #23
paulyjames

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Hey how would i know if i had wiped those files or not? Example those files that i had, i basically had them on my documents and all i did was click delete. Then i delete it in recycle bin. Does that mean wipe? Yea i saw some files overwritten but not sure what that meant as how do i know if i did overwrite it or not. Like how i know which files i overwrite and which i didn't.
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05 Nov 2014   #24
paulyjames

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okk
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05 Nov 2014   #25
paulyjames

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is there a way to view more photos at once? I have to click like 2000 times it seems just to see all the jpg pictures...
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05 Nov 2014   #26
paulyjames

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It seems diskdigger is going to take very long time. I clicked so many times already and probably saw 60000 images but not the ones i was looking for and i practially am way too tired. Is the only way to see these pictures really 16 at a time when it shows 160000 total pictures?


I tested photorec. Is it basically the same or similar files to diskdigger? It seems it will take a very very long time. But is it simialr to the files on diskdigger? If so, dont think im going to bother with it anymore...
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06 Nov 2014   #27
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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How did you end up with that many images on a USB? You say you formatted a USB and want to recover images from it then mention "My Documents" and deleting into recycle bin.

If you want to look at images in the TestDisk output folder use software like Irfanview which has a thumbnail viewer and can view multiple images (in a folder) in one go.
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06 Nov 2014   #28
paulyjames

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
How did you end up with that many images on a USB? You say you formatted a USB and want to recover images from it then mention "My Documents" and deleting into recycle bin.

If you want to look at images in the TestDisk output folder use software like Irfanview which has a thumbnail viewer and can view multiple images (in a folder) in one go.
I think i scanned the hard drive thats why.

I also scanned the usb just now with diskdigger. IT didn't show anything. So would that mean its pointless now?
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06 Nov 2014   #29
paulyjames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I used photorec and put the usb flash drive. Shows 0 files saved after deep scan.

That means i can't recover anything then right?
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06 Nov 2014   #30
paulyjames

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Like to mention theres way too many files to search as i didnt see any of the files i was looking for though i did see somes there that is in the documents folder but wasnt the one i wanted to format. I assume then its probably not there then?
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