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Windows 7: Avi files

09 Aug 2017   #1
frosty55

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Avi files

I have a problem trying to play Avi files that I recovered after being deleted a while ago. They dont seem to want to play , either with Windows Media Player, Quicktime or VLC Player.
Antone know why please?


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10 Aug 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Dual Boot Linux Mint 32-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Do other AVI files play successfully with any of these players? If so, then likely the ones that you recovered got somehow corrupted or damaged in the delete / recovery process. It is possible that parts of these files were overwritten while they were deleted, because while in a deleted state, they are not protected from being overwritten.

Recovering deleted files is a delicate business; you aren't guaranteed perfect success, although often it works without a problem.
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10 Aug 2017   #3
frosty55

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I dont have any other Avi files but the ones that were recovered. The software I used to recover them stated that two of the files were excellent and one was good.
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10 Aug 2017   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Most likely the files weren't recovered 100%. What method did you use to recover them?
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10 Aug 2017   #5
mrjimphelps

Dual Boot Linux Mint 32-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frosty55 View Post
I dont have any other Avi files but the ones that were recovered. The software I used to recover them stated that two of the files were excellent and one was good.
I suggest that you get some other AVI files and try to play them. You will know then if the problem is with the files you recovered, or if it is somewhere else.
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10 Aug 2017   #6
frosty55

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I used the free software called Recuva.
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10 Aug 2017   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you open a file in vlcthen look at the details the codecs etc does it show ok? vlc media player - VLC - how do I see video files information? (resolution, encoding information etc) - Super User
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11 Aug 2017   #8
frosty55

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I did as you said, clicked on Codec but there was nothing there. Blank.
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11 Aug 2017   #9
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Without that it's unlikely to play have you tried opening with video editing software?
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11 Aug 2017   #10
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

VLC has codecs built-in for most video formats so, if the file won't work in VLC, it's most likely an incomplete file. In order to make sure that VLC is working correctly, you need to try a known good AVI file. If it can play that AVI but not your recovered files, that will pretty much confirm the files are the problem. If VLC can't play the known good file, then you may have a different problem.

Recovering deleted files is an iffy business, regardless of what recovery software you use.
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