recovered MOV’s are unplayable?

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    ferran275
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    Hello all, I ran a deep scan on a drive with some physical issues and stopped it midway because it had found 18gb’s worth of video files, I went to preview these mov’s and quicktime does not recognize them. I actually have a bunch of programs that are usually very good with strange file types that wouldn’t even open any of them, I’m in the process of running another full scan now which will probably take around 24 hours by the look of it.

    My real gripe is the drive fell while it was running, so the drive mounts, I can see all my files but when I go to play any of the mov’s they work until they get to a certain part and then they glitch, which causes finder to crash. So I’m not trying to recover things i’ve deleted, I just want to fix files I already have… Am I running the proper scan for this? Thanks for your help in this matter!

    #4992

    mynameisJR
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    I’m not sure that Disk Drill will help you in this case. The recovered items are definitely corrupted, if Quick Scan can’t get your files back in a correct form, most probably your disk has bad blocks that prevent you from reading the files you need.

    #4995

    ferran275
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    I know I probably shouldn’t be asking this since its not related to Disk Drill… but do you know of any programs that might help me out in my specific situation? thanks for the response BTW.

    #4996

    mynameisJR
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    If something is overwritten or stored on a bad block, that data is gone. No way to recover it. The bytes may be replaced with zeros or other data sequence, but it’s not effective in most cases.

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