Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums
Sign in to follow this  
joopbraak

"This file is overwritten with" information not correct

Recommended Posts

I have often experienced the following symptoms with Recuva:

 

- I accidentally delete a file (or close Firefox without saving tabs, and then want to recover sessionstore.js)

- I immediately fire up Recuva

- There are no programs open that are writing to disk (apart from Windows of course)

- The file is not recoverable anymore, and it says it is overwritten by another file, a file that is already (unchanged) on my disk for a long time (for example part of a program that I installed a long time ago), so this file can't have overwritten the file a try to recover.

 

How can this be?

 

My system:

Windows XP sp3, FAT32

 

Is Recuva working better with NTFS then with FAT32?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That doesn't quite answer JB's question though, Hazel. I seem to remember something similar to this, but it isn't easy to reproduce (I imagine, I haven't tried). I can't think of a plausible answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, the bug I was reporting is mainly about Recuva saying a file you try to restore is overwritten with a file that can't have overwritten it, because the two files were existing together peacefully on my harddisk before I accidentally deleted one, and the other one hasn't changed in the meantime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×