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  1. Does Recuva show any cluster numbers? I am surprised that a live file is listed by Explorer as 2.9 mb and yet appears to have no cluster addresses associated with it. That is a seriously screwed up folder entry. If there are no clusters shown by Recuva than none can be recovered.
  2. A normal scan on a 2b device should take no more than a few minutes. if that. I can only guess that there is some problem with the device that is either sending Recuva in an endless loop, or Recuva has stopped completely. I would cancel the scan and see what results you get.
  3. Ignored Files in Recuva

    Now we learn that the drive was formatted and it's some Android device, I am not familiar with Android O/S at all.
  4. Ебнутые долбоебы

    Obscenities are still obsenities, even in Russian. Обманки все еще остаются, даже на русском.
  5. Ignored Files in Recuva

    You're correct Nergal, the ignored count includes live files and those that don't fit the search criteria (and possibly zero length files and system files etc). So I would clear the search filter and go from there. The live files will still be ignored, but presumably you're not looking for them with Recuva.
  6. Yes. Open Explorer, navigate to where the file is, right click copy, paste it where you want to (although this exercise does seem rather pointless).
  7. Old Version

    True, but many of the objectors are objecting about data collection. Rolling back will just out a cloak over that, if anyone actually has a cloak these days apart from Dracula.
  8. Old Version

    So if Piriform were doing it before and we weren't aware of it, then ipso facto rolling back to an earlier version is pointless.
  9. Old Version

    I couldn't agree with you more, Nukecad, but you might as well be typing in invisible ink.
  10. Stage 1 of 3 completed. It's stuck!!

    If you have reached stage 2 or more then you can cancel Recuva without losing the list of files found.
  11. Recover and Delete

    You can overwrite the contents of the file by right clicking on it and selecting secure delete. You can't get rid of the file name in Recuva's found files list, as this would be modifying the MFT, which no sane person would attempt. A wipe free space would do it, and get rid of everything else as well, but you may consider this to be overkill.
  12. Who suggested buying the pro version? There is no difference between the recovery capabilities of either, as you have found out. No Preview Available usually means that the content of the file is not in any recognisable picture format, in other words it has been overwritten by another file at some time. An overwritten file is not openable by any software.
  13. It is not really feasable that images would appear on your pc on their own volition. Otherwise nobody would be prosecuted for having anything the state considers to be moderately annoying on their pc. I probably have dozens of pics of footballers, fashion, irritating TV celebrities and what used to be called pop music, none of which is of the slightest interest to me. I should add to post no 2 that software installs also download images, in some cases a great many, but these are more of a nuisance than a worry.
  14. Recovery results

    A folder only exists as a record in the Master File Table. If a folder is deleted then that record is flagged as deleted and available for reuse by NTFS. If it is reused by a subsequent new file allocation then all the information held in that folder is physically overwritten. A deleted file uses a chainback value to find it's owning folder record. If that folder record has been overwritten then the folder name, and its own chainback value is lost. Recuva cannot determine what the folder was, or whether there were one or a dozen levels in the path. Recuva will mark the folder as ? The folder structure in this case cannot be recreated. The folders beginning with $ are system folders - don't touch. It seems as if you have Scan for Non-Deleted Files checked.
  15. Recovery results

    Restoring the folder structure depends on the folder path still being available. Deleted folders can be overwritten just as easily as deleted files. If a record for a folder is deleted then the folder structure can't be recreated and a ? is substituted. If this is the case then there's no way of recreating the folder structure.
  16. Recovery results

    If you ran the Wizard then there is a button on the top right-hand of the results page marked Switch to Advanced mode. If you're in Advanced Mode already there's a button on the top right=hand marked Options.
  17. Recovery results

  18. Recovery results

    Advanced Mode, Options/Actions, Restore Folder Structure (recovering to a new device, of course).
  19. They are images embedded in webpages that a user of your pc has downloaded. Some sites, online newspapers for instance, are notorious for the amount of click-bait on the side. If you scan for images some pics won't be shown as they don't have a valid image extension.
  20. Yes you can action the files already found by Recuva. There's no restart however. For some reason unkown to us (me, anyway) there are certain conditions which cause Recuva to become 'stuck' when scanning. There's also no known fix to it.
  21. Are my files recovered securely?

    When you recover a file the clusters of that file are copied to whatever location you specify. The deleted clusters can still be accessed by Recuva or other software. To get rid of the deleted clusters (in Recuva) you can highlight the deleted file, right click and select secure overwrite. If that is what you are asking.
  22. Switch to Advanced Mode, in Options/Actions check the Restore Folder Structure box.
  23. Recovered .docx files are unreadable

    What does 'mistakenly overwritten' mean? Did you delete the file? What are you recovering?
  24. There is no difference in the recovery capabilities between the free and paid versions of Recuva.