inordinate number of .bmps

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  • #4280

    jbforumid
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    A Disk Drill Deep scan recovered hundreds of .bmp files that range from 4k – 126MB. Most of the large ones are surely not .bmp files. What is going on?

    #4642

    mynameisJR
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    BMP files are the most difficult ones to detect, as they don’t have guaranteed unique file signature. Have you checked our built-in tutorial? We tried to explain there why data recovery is a chance-based procedure.

    #4647

    jrp
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    Hello,

    I’m in the same boat. I’m trying to recover the movie files from an SDHC card. The thumbnail images were recovered but the movies have bmp extensions. Is there anyway to change the way osx recognizes a file other than changing the extension? Changing bmp to mov doesn’t work… Thank you!

    #4649

    mynameisJR
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    Probably the movies were NOT recovered. Email me (help@cleverfiles.com) and I will let you know how to proceed.

    #4653

    jbforumid
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    I understand that data recovery is a chance-based procedure. I’m just wondering what these .bmps are, and whether I should waste any time trying to see if they are good files but recognized as the wrong type.

    #4654

    mynameisJR
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    Try to open them randomly, if they fail to open, they might be just erroneous dumps of data.

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