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  1. Read through this, the answer might be in there. http://kcall.co.uk/recovering files.html
  2. In advanced mode open Options/Actions and check boxes 1, 2, 3 and 5. Do not apply any filter to the search.
  3. You can put whatever extension you wish in the File Name/Path box, e.g. *.mp4
  4. That facility isn't available. You could filter by Video, which should drop some of the chaff.
  5. You're not doing anything wrong. With TRIM, which I would expect most O/S and drives have now, deleted clusters on an SSD are immediately mapped to a default zeroed cluster. The deleted data cannot be recovered by any means. Recuva will find the deleted file names and cluster addresses in the MFT, but the data has gone forever. If you look at the Recuva Info pane in Advanced Mode then the headers will contain zeroes. Unfortunately nothing and no-one can retrieve it.
  6. Augeas

    lost files

    Oh I dunno, you could always put .txt in the Filename/Path box (in advanced mode).
  7. Augeas

    lost files

    Deep scan will not find text files as they do not have a file signature thus the scan can't identify them as files. A normal scan (which runs before the deep scan) can find them (if the MFT record still exists) as it scans the MFT and the MFT holds the file name and cluster addresses of all files on the drive. If the text files aren't being picked up by the normal scan then there's little hope of retrieving them.
  8. None of us would be so fooish to wipe free space on an SSD, would we? We don't really know the mechanics of wiping free space (CC's mechanics) but we're pretty sure it allocates a large enough file to fill the disk and then deletes it. How is that file allocated? I would hope in big chunks for a start, but CC's code dates back to cro-magnon times so we can't really be sure. If it allocates initially in 1 gb chunks then the MFT record will very soon be full, and an extension record allocated. And another, and another, and then an index record, holding all the addresses of all the MFT records. The MFT record(s) for such a file could be horrendous. As the disk fills smaller allocations would be necessary, to grab the smaller spaces. More MFT mayhem. I think that the optimun conditions for a WFS would be if the free space is defragged first. Then the big file allocation would be eased, big chunks would do most of it. Small free spaces can, as I know, be missed by WFS. The process seems to allocate in minimum 32k or so chunks. P.S. Are you running WFS in Options/Settings or Drive Wiper? If in Options did you check Wipe MFT?
  9. In Advanced Mode select Options/Actions, check Restore Folder Structure. If a ? appears in a path then the folder info is missing and the path can't be completed.
  10. The MFT record for a folder contains the addresses of the MFT records of all the files in the folder. The MFT record for a file contains the address of the owning folder. When a folder is deleted NTFS removes the addresses of the files. Recuva reads the folder address in a file's MFT record to locate the owning folder, chaining back all the way to the root (if the chain is still extant). If a ? is shown as a folder it means that the backwards chain to the root cannot be completed, probably because the MFT record for that folder has been overwritten. Nobody knows whether you can recover 'this file' with Recuva or any software, we don't even know its name. Judging by what's been done to the drive I would doubt it, as I've said twice before.
  11. It appears to have located a folder. Recuva doesn't list folders explicitly, but lists files and then builds up the folder structure (if required and requested) in a chain-back process. Deleted folders, as far as I can establish, are cleared of their list of files by NTFS, so finding a deleted folder is of little use, it's just a name. You are of course free to use whatever software you want to aid any file recovery.
  12. By default Recuva will ignore non-deleted, system and zero-length files.
  13. The first image shows no file system, the second shows NTFS. The odds of recovering a huge file after a partition and format are about the same as England winning a test match.
  14. Simple cleaning appeared recently. I decided to use it, but I did not think that after that all accounts and the history of visited sites would be cleared. I am very upset, now I will again have to recover all logins and passwords for autocomplete. When using simple cleaning, I did not see a single indication of such consequences, it was not indicated what would be cleaned when using it. I suggest you display a warning about clearing browsers data.
  15. Where did you read that? It is nonsense, Recuva reads files only. What was the state of the external drive? Why were you recovering files? How large is it? Were you running a deep scan? You can't see what Recuva is finding until it has finished the scan. How could you see files if it was 'almost done'? Do you mean scanning or recovering?
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