[Wolves] NTFS deleted file recovery

leo sandhu leosandhu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 23:36:15 BST 2006

It's not worked :(   I have already seperated all the files into seperate
directories based upon size and the alleged extension.  Running *.* is
simply  confirming  that the files are sorted correctly :S

Still very few of them are actually  opening and the  huge files are still
insisting to be .doc files.  Is it possible that they are some form of temp
file created by M$ Office??


Ron said>>>

Mount the disk under Linux (ubuntu live CD?), open up a shell and run
"file" against the files e.g. "file *.*" this will at least identify if
the file is a PDF, Office document, mpeg, iso whatever based on the
content of the file instead of the extension.



> leo sandhu wrote:
> >
> > Does anybody know about manipulating file headers?
> >
> > In the end I used PhotoRec and succesfully recovered 36GB of data from
> > the old 40Gb drive.  The problem now is that although I requested only a
> > few  file types -  .pdf .doc .ppt .xl ; the stupid thing has actually
> > recovered what looks like every file on that hard disk outside of the
> > main "windows" directory and liberally distributed a file extension
> > based upon what seems to be luck of the draw.
> >
> > This means I now have doc files that are 640mb in size.  Me thinks these
> > seem likely to be either MPG or iso files and are easily ignored.
> > However, actually sifting through the thousands of remaining files is
> > worse than drowning in custard.  There is some 20Gb of files under 10mb
> > in size,
> >
> > Please, can anyone tell me a way to easily (or at least more sensibly)
> > filter these files, maybe try to reallocate file extensions and check
> > for integrity?
> >
> > please :S please :S
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