Recovering files with their original names.

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  • #4785

    sindbad
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    a similar situation here:

    – 2 TB USB drive reformatted (erroneously also an MP3 partition on it)
    – after reformatting left untouched in order to apply recovery

    Question:

    – is it possible with Disk Drill to recover this MP3 partition with folder structure intact and full file names preserved (movements of classic concerts not identifiable with code names) ?

    – i tried with other recovery programs but no partitions were retrievable although i did not write/save any longer to this disk after the disaster happened

    #4786

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    Sindbad, why not try Disk Drill Basic and see if it’s possible in your specific situation: https://www.cleverfiles.com/getdiskdrill ?

    Each recovery case is different and we can’t tell you if your files are recoverable remotely.

    #4788

    sindbad
    Participant

    thanks, JR, i’ll try

    #4818

    jgibbs
    Participant

    Hello,

    I just switched to a Mac 2 weeks ago and I’m just learning the computer. Yesterday I couldn’t drag and drop a file onto my free agent external hard drive and the guy at geek squad told me that I had to reformat the external. I thought I had problems with the computer so I backed everything up on the external and then I erased the files from the computer with the intention of returning it.

    Without knowing that I had to back up the files before reformatting the external to work properly with the Mac I did it and lost my lost files. Then I purchased disk drill pro and was able to recover all of my files. BUT I have a few questions. Here they are…

    1. Is there a way to recover my files with the orignal names?

    2. What is a partition?

    3. When I recovered my files it ate up all of my 1 TB hardrive space, why is that?

    4. Most of my files are corrupted or damaged, is there a way to recover these?

    Any help would be greatly appreciate.

    Thanks!

    #4819

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    jgibbs, you should have started a separate topic for these questions, but anyway…

    jgibbs said: 1. Is there a way to recover my files with the orignal names?

    Check this thread from the beginning. If you are using Deep Scan original file properties can only be recovered in rare cases. You should use Quick Scan or Search for Lost Partitions, if they are able to get your data back, it’ll have all filenames and paths intact.

    jgibbs said: 2. What is a partition?

    Let me google for you

    jgibbs said: 3. When I recovered my files it ate up all of my 1 TB hardrive space, why is that?

    Once Disk Drill finishes scanning for lost files, it will display the list of recoverable items. You should check the total amount of recoverable data there.

    jgibbs said: 4. Most of my files are corrupted or damaged, is there a way to recover these?

    Here’s the related article at our knowledgebase.

    #4853

    ryan4thewin
    Participant

    hello, heres the sum of my issue:
    switched to mac
    have old raid 1 drive that i put in external with all my data (thought it would work didnt know you need the controller for a mirror..)
    Bought disk drill through app store
    deepscan wont pull file names but will pull all the files

    help with filenames please? any suggestions? i looked at old lost partitions but all are too small to be the original drive contense and they dont hold anything relative to the drive contense.

    ill do anything, help me plz

    ~Ryan

    #4855

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    Any lost partitions found? Did you try to quick-scan them? If that doesn’t help, Deep Scan is not able to find original filenames in every scenario. More details on our knowledgebase: /help/can-i-recover-a-specific-file-with-disk-drill/

    #4858

    ryan4thewin
    Participant

    i thought deep scan was supposed to find filenames eventually.. there are lost partitions yes but none of them are from the raid 1 build im trying to recover

    #4859

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    ryan4thewin said: i thought deep scan was supposed to find filenames eventually..

    No, Deep Scan is not Quick Scan…

    #4887

    naivenaiviv
    Participant

    Meaning to say that if the external hard disk has physical issues (as prompted by the red mark beside the disk), it is impossible to recover files through quick scan?

    In cases like this, the only way is to do a deep scan and then filter through the data manually?

    #4888

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    If you mean the red Info icon by saying “the red mark”, then there’s actually no connection between that icon and the availability of scanning methods for a specific disk. When the Info icon goes red, it means your disk is having physical issues and they are traceable with SMART. Click it to find the details.

    Quick Scan, on the other hand, can only be available for a partition, not the whole disk. And the latest release of Disk Drill, which is version 1.7.188, supports Quick Scan of FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, UFS/UFS2/EXT2/3/4 (in beta) partitions.

    #5039

    StephC
    Participant

    jgibbs said: 3. When I recovered my files it ate up all of my 1 TB hardrive space, why is that?
    Once Disk Drill finishes scanning for lost files, it will display the list of recoverable items. You should check the total amount of recoverable data there.

    Hello,
    I am running a deep scan now for some video files that went missing. I read the response pasted above which pertains (I think) to my situation. The scan is about 60% done and has found almost 6000 files. (I edit video so hence the large number…) I’m only looking for about 50 specific files. Since the file names are not the same as the originals, is there a way to view the files before I recover them? I really don’t want to recover the entire bulk of them (don’t have enough space anyway…) Thanks!

    #5042

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    There’s a preview option when you highlight a file among scanning results. Try finding the ones that match the size of the files you are looking for and preview them. This aкешсду might also be helpful: /help/quick-look-plugins/

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