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  1. Yes, Options/Settings/Secure Erase/Simple Overwrite
  2. I have never experienced this but I can say that there's no physical log created by Recuva, so unfortunately, no.
  3. What? This isn't really a suggestion, is it? A CC normal deletion just runs the equivalent of a shift/del, so the file is flagged as deleted in the MFT and the data remains until overwritten. A secure erase will overwrite the data before deletion, one pass is quite sufficient.
  4. There's no guarantee that anything can be recovered. We do not know what operating system nor what search criteria you're using, so it's difficult to advise.
  5. Files beginning with $ are usually live system files, and can be neither deleted nor recovered. Unfortunately there is no magic way to recover corrupted deleted files. If the data's gone then it's, well, gone.
  6. No. Recuva can search for and display undeleted files, but it won't delete them, for fairly obvious safety reasons. Can't you open Explorer and delete something? If Explorer is a no-goer then you might be able to use CCleaner to release some space. You can run the portable version from a flash drive without having to install it. If it runs then try a simple task to empty the recycler, run a normal clean, clean cookies, clear old restore points. This might give you some breathing space. Or expand the partition if you have the space available.
  7. I would advise against it, although there's nothing physically to stop you. The way WFS works is to fill the disk with zero-filled files, then delete them. If you use the pc when the disk filling is taking place the response will gradually slow down and stop as the pc struggles to cope. So no, really.
  8. The SSD has to be told what pages are no longer wanted (deleted) and the O/S has to do that, which is the definition of TRIM. XP doesn't have the capability of issuing TRIM commands as I understand it so the SSD has no way of knowing what's live and what isn't. File deletion takes place in the MFT, not at the storage device level. (What the Defraggler screen shot is showing, by the way, is entirely constructed from the MFT, or the MFT bitmap to be precise.)
  9. I don't think that XP supports TRIM natively, and defraggler runs under XP, so no, although there might be a utility available from the SSD manufacturers to do the same thing.
  10. You should be finding at least 20 $ system files. Too late here to continue (and I'm out of ideas).
  11. Did you check Check Scan for Non-Deleted files? If you have nothing in the Filter/Path box then it must find something.
  12. No one knows whether it will stagger back into life or not, nor could we say whether a stop and start will have the same problem or not. It's up to you. However, if the disk has been formatted I would cancel the job, go into advanced mode, select Options/Actions, uncheck Deep Scan, Check Scan for Non-Deleted files, and run the scan again.
  13. 12tb? Are you a commercial enterprise? A normal scan should not take too long to analyse, as it is reading the MFT only. I don't know how many files there are on 12tb but even if there are a few million the scan should only take a few minutes (if it gets to stage 2 or 3 you can cancel the scan and still see the results without any apparent deleterious effect). If it's a deep scan then I guess it will take forever. Users with 2 or 2 tb disks complain that a deep scan takes days, so 12tb? If Recuva did finish, and found multiple millions of files, what human brain could sort that out? I doubt if I could.
  14. No, he or she joined about 12 hours ago and (I assume) posted a spam post on your thread. He has been flagged as a spammer by one of the mods which removes his posts, so you will see nothing on your thread. No need to worry.
  15. OK, let's step back a little and wrap this up. Yeah3346, you can post anything relevant to this forum as you wish, subject to the same rules as everyone, which I try to interpret (and don't always succeed) as don't post anything you wouldn't say face to face. Nobody holds any grudges and in a few days I for one will have forgotten your username or what you posted. I think that we all appreciate that the original banning for bumping was harsh, so in future the quite rare bumps will just be deleted. I'll close this thread now, enough has been said.
  16. Probably not a lot, but your conception of data recovery might be rather hazy. After all, 'Recovering permanently deleted files' is a little contradictory. No deleted file can be guaranteed to be recovered, and no operating system cares about, or helps in, recovering deleted files. A deep scan runs a normal scan first, and those with a file name will be from the normal scan, and those with a numerical name in square brackets will be from the deep scan. The deep scan looks for a particular set of file signatures in every non-allocated cluster. Those clusters with a match are listed, along with the following clusters, until another cluster with a file header, or a live file, is found. Only the first extent of a file is found, as there is no way of linking extents, so video or audio files - which are usually large and more likely to be in multiple extents - are quite often unplayable. The normal scan files are found by following the cluster addresses in the MFT. Recuva will recover whatever is in these clusters, whether they have all or partly been reused since file deletion. Any corrupt clusters are unlikely to display or play correctly. Very large files, over 4gb, will have the cluster addresses zeroed by NTFS so recovery is impossible. If the file system is FAT32 then the cluster addresses are half-zeroed by the O/S. Zero byte files are only found with a normal scan. Naturally they can't be recovered.
  17. Recuva will recover any file found in a normal scan. More precisely, it will copy the contents of the clusters pointed to by the deleted file's entry in the MFT, whatever the contents of those clusters are. In a deep scan only a subset of file types are found.
  18. I can't remember the original username or the thread that was bumped, but Username5340958 (who is also banned) posted 'Just got banned by mta for saying "bump"'. I wouldn't say that bumping is a banning offence here, maybe a mild admonition and the bump deleted.
  19. Because it's an empty post, it's annoying, it clutters the forum and the poster thinks that the thread is more important than all the others. Bad manners in other words. If a thread gets no response, then that's just how it is. Like here https://communitybuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/2632/why-do-internet-forums-tend-to-prohibit-responding-to-inactive-threads
  20. If you've run the Wizard switch to Advanced Mode. Highlight the file then look at the Info pane on the right. The cluster numbers will be listed in decimal. This is an onerous task with little chance of recovering data.
  21. These a/v's are getting too big for their boots. You could run a hex editor such as HxDen and using Recuva's cluster number work out the start sector, go there and have a look at the following sectors to see if there's anything actually there apart from zeroes. You could use the start and end sectors and copy all 80 gb elsewhere but there will be some head-scratching maths involved. If the header is zeroed then the chances of any application apart from wordpad opening what you've recovered is very slight. You could also try a data recovery specialist.
  22. I'm a little confused about what you are suggesting. Do you want a Check All for Windows (and ditto fpr Applications) that would check/uncheck everything under that, or for the individual sections under Windows? Your first paragraph seems to imply the former, and the second paragraph the latter. The last paragraph sort of shoots the whole idea in the foot. If you want to check all within in subsection just right click on the heading and select check/uncheck all. I think that the current install setup, where a default selection is checked, is better, and safer, than checking everything.
  23. I've never seen a file found with any scan not have a name, so I din't know what's happening there. There's no way to rename a file during recovery. What's the message when you try to recover it? Is it a file that you just 'found', or is it a file you know about? After all you would probably know if you had lost an 80gb file, but if you didn't know you had one then it probably isn't worth worrying about. PS I think I might have had some no-name files right at the end of a deep scan, but they were of no significance so I ignored them.
  24. No, if you recover any amount of data back to the source disk you run the risk of overwriting what you're trying to recover. (You can do it, but you may well make the situation worse, and there's no going back.)
  25. Only by rerunning the recovery with Advanced Mode Option/Actions Restore Folder Structure checked.
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