- January 14, 2011 at 12:24 am #4280
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?January 14, 2011 at 2:46 am #4642
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.January 14, 2011 at 10:29 am #4647
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!January 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm #4649
Probably the movies were NOT recovered. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will let you know how to proceed.January 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm #4653
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.January 17, 2011 at 1:04 am #4654
Try to open them randomly, if they fail to open, they might be just erroneous dumps of data.
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