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  1. It means what it says, that the clusters of the deleted file have been overwritten by a live file. What you are seeing are thumbnails (or whatever) from the live files. You can't overwrite these clusters, they contain live data. I suspect that this is FAT32? If it's NTFS you could run Drive Wiper. This will wipe the MFT and you will no longer get these messages. By the way these messages are returned from the normal scan that a deep scan runs automatically as part of its process. Files found by the deep scan component (with a [001234].ext file name) will not, and can not, be ove
  2. After more than six years I don't think that he cares any more. Why do spammers tack on to such old threads? For spam this surely is, or will be.
  3. What results are you getting? What options are you using?
  4. I would seriously consider using a professional data recovery company. The disk is huge, and using a piece of generalised software on a home machine is going to take days, if not weeks, interspersed with suggestions to run this option or that. Bite the bullet, and backup any results you get.
  5. Not really. The file name will be in a folder somewhere (FAT or NTFS) and it looks as if it's been overwritten or corrupted somehow. The folder path can't be constructed (see the ? in the path) so what's happened to the folder I've no idea. As the file is in one extent you could use a freebie hex editor like HxDen and copy all of the clusters in one go, but that is quite a task. If it's FAT you could use HxDen to rename the file in the directory to something readable and then retry Recuva, if you could find the directory that is. You won't be able to do this with NTFS as the MFT is protec
  6. Mta, on a HDD you can use whatever character you wish, it will make no difference. As user data is scrambled and coded by the disk controller before being written to the disk there is no way to determine what sequence of ones and zeroes was used on writing nor what it will be on overwriting. So you can overwrite an unknown sequence with another unknown sequence, but you can never actually overwrite a one with a zero, or vice versa, as the scrambling removes the knowledge of whether a one or a zero has been, and is being, written. Overwriting a one with a zero is a logical construct far abstrac
  7. I believe that the file system for SD and SDHC cards is FAT32 and the video file format is AVCHD, and the recording is split into discrete elements and stitched together using Canon's software. SDXC cards use ExFat. Canon gives a warning message before formatting that all data will be lost. That's the extent of my Canon knowledge.
  8. These are NTFS system meta files. I wouldn't touch them. Dump the existing files, repartition, reload the files.
  9. You can cancel Stage 2 (or 3) and still see, and recover from, the list of files found.
  10. There's no option to put files back into their (original) folders. You can ask Recuva to restore the folder structure within the folder you're recovering the files to (excuse excruciating grammar). Files with a ? in some part of the path wont have their full folder structure restored as some or all of the folder structure has been destroyed.
  11. Why not, if you have the time. Cancel as soon as it enters stage 2.
  12. Just cancel it. I have never noticed any difference if I cancel stage 2 or 3. You will still get the list of results and can recover any of those files you wish. (I mean cancel within the stage 3 box, not cancel the entire job!)
  13. If you mean their original folders then no. However you can recover to a folder on a separate device and build the folder structure within that folder, and then copy as required back to the original folders. The option to do this is in Advanced mode, Options/Actions, a check box near to the bottom.
  14. As I said, it's unlikely. But as we don't know whether the device was formatted, we don't know exactly what you've done, and we don't know what Eraser does, then we can't say for certain.
  15. The $nnn files are system files set up by NTFS when a device is formatted. It's unlikely that these files will contain any useful data. I don't think that removable devices have shadow copies. It's up to you if you want to reuse or destroy the flash drive. Any Eraser questions should be directed at an Eraser forum.
  16. Augeas


    This is almost unreadable, can't you try a little puctuation? Does this have anything to do with CCleaner? Your third post is quite spammy too.
  17. I think that the OP is referring to the wording, not the actual operation. I agree, zero fill your drive does imply that the entire drive would be wiped. Just zero fill free space would be better, but don't expect anything soon from Piriform. Zero fill is confusing, as the zero-fill concept, much loved by the OCZ community about ten years ago. is pretty much obsolete now with the universal adoption of TRIM. Optimising with a global TRIM gives the impession of running a zero fill, but it ain't really.
  18. I think that plenty of people would notice if the free CC didn't clean. The free version cleans for the current user, where the paid versions can clean for all users.
  19. This is a Piriform forum so specific discussion of competitor software is not allowed. This subject might attract some vitriol as well, so unfortunately the thread will have to be locked.
  20. Yes. Read my previous post.
  21. One post will do, thanks, and I've moved this to Recuva Discuaaion. I presume that your camera cable to pc will result in a drive letter appearing for the card. Just select that drive letter when runnning a scan in Recuva.
  22. Yeah. The Data Factsheet (you know, the stuff nobody reads) states pretty clearly in the first section that: '...it is necessary for some data, such as the operating system you’re on, whether you’re using a free or paid version of CCleaner, and the language you’re using, to be reported.' and '...anonymous usage data doesn’t need to be reported for us to maintain CCleaner, but it does help us to build a better product. It provides us with statistics about what is being used within CCleaner and what isn’t. ... You can choose whether you’d like CCleaner to report anonymous data in
  23. After the scan go into Advanced Mode and enter either the file name (or part of it) or the extension in the File Name/Path box.
  24. It's difficult to say with the level of information given, but possibly not. If the image handling software says it's the wrong format, then it's doubtful that the rest of the data holds any image at all. A file name with a .jpg extension does not mean that the file contents are in a .jpg format. You could try a deep scan, and hope that the pics are in one extent.
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