Found files vs. Reconstructed files

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    What’s the difference between found files and reconstructed files? Disk Drill has a folder of each. After a deep scan, the Found Files folder is a bit smaller than the total used space on the drive, but is close. It also has the correct file names, extensions, and some semblance of a directory structure. Reconstructed Files has them grouped by type and named file0001.mp4, etc. It’s also way more space than the original (dead) drive was using.

    Which should I be restoring/recovering from?



    Found files are those that the file system still recognizes and can recover most probably intact and with the original properties and meta-data. Reconstructed files would be those that were recovered using Disk Drill’s binary algorithms, and do not contain any meta info with them hence no file names. More details here: /help/can-i-recover-a-specific-file-with-disk-drill/

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