Recovery does not restore entire file
Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:54 PM
It is a zip file.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:52 PM
I believe this may still be true under 7 as a result of the zip max file size, but I am not sure...
RAR is a much better format for storing large data sets, because it stores petabytes of data.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:30 PM
Unfortunately I can not use RAR now but would it make any difference? Is this not a Recuva issue? I used the zip before.
Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:54 AM
Have a read of http://forum.pirifor...wtopic=36779
In that thread the theory was that a normal scan, reading the MFT, would show a file size of zero and the file would not be recoverable. In a deep scan Recuva finds the first extent of the file from the file signature. Recuva can't find subsequent extents as there is no connecting information - it is all held in the MFT. Only part of the file is recoverable.
It all depends on the answers to paragraph 1.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:03 PM
sorry for the delay in reply but for some reason I am not getting notified of the replies.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:55 AM
Is there any way of testing a recovered zip file to see it it's actually complete?
PS I just deleted the recovered 12k zip file again, and Recuva shows it as 26 bytes. Recovered as 12k, Zip files are certainly a puzzle.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:51 PM
Also if you want to be sure you can compress with the option to test.