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  1. Simply reading a 1 tb disk (at around 150 mb a sec) should take about two hours, if my maths is correct. Recuva does rather more, it runs a normal scan first (which should be a few minutes only) and during the deep scan has to correlate the used (live) clusters with the unused, compare the first section of each cluster with a table of known file headers, build up a list in memory of what valid files it has found, and do all the other things I can't think of at the moment or just don't know about. In any event three days is silly. I doubt if anything good will come if Recuva ever finishes, but what it's doing heaven only knows. I guess it's an HDD, USB?
  2. I would think the problem has been resolved by now. Mopakarim, that's a very spammy post. So much so that you have been politely shown the door.
  3. The last two posts (barring yours, Mta) are spam. I think this thread needs pruning. Maybe you are still stunned from yesterday's ODI cricket. I am.
  4. It doesn't on mine either, because I'm running Win 10 and the default is sys restore disabled.
  5. Sorry, I have no experience of that file system.
  6. Difficult to say without knowing what file system is used, and whether camera, phone, etc.
  7. And not many peanuts for all that. Avast's new chief executive Ondrej Vicek has waived his salary and bonus and will take just $1 a year indefinitely. He's also donating his $100,000 board fee to charity (he can still receive shares in the company's incentive plan).. The previous CE Vincent Steckler was paid $512,653 salary plus a bonus of $632,627 last year. When did Avast lose its ! by the way? I'll answer that myself. The original Avast! blob logo was designed in-house by Martin Novak in 2010. It was redesigned and lost the exclamation mark in late 2016.
  8. in my understanding of your post, Recuva has always done what you're suggesting. Run a plain scan, and then you can put whatever filters you like in the File/Path box without rescanning, ad infinitum. Just press Scan to start a new scan, no need to close Recuva.
  9. Unfortunately the reason why we have TRIM makes this impossible. There is no indication to the SSD controller that a page has been deleted. The deletion is executed by a change to the bit status in the cluster bit map metafile. Whilst the controller can see that a page has been updated, it doesn't know that the page is a bitmap, or what a bitmap is - or what a file is for that matter. So the O/S has to tell the SSD what to do, with TRIM.
  10. CCleaner is quite suitable for use on SSDs in its base objective, 'cleaning' junk files, which is a simple delete. The architecture of NAND flash make overwriting pages and blocks impossible for any software. Thus a secure delete, or a free space wipe (both of which overwrite pages) are pointless to attempt and impossible to execute. To add to Andavari's post, I think TRIM was available from Vista onwards, and SSD controllers have supported TRIM for I guess at least the last five years. The default is enabled. Win10 runs regular TRIMs for you by default. You may wish to use Recuva to look at your deleted files. Although you will still see a list of deleted file names (they're held in the MFT) if you switch to advanced mode and look at the file header you will see that they are all zeroes, even if you haven't used secure deleteion or wipe free space. That is the effect of TRIM, and may reassure you.
  11. One has to ask that if defraggler (and other aftermarket d/f's) are cpu heavy why don't you use Windows defragger? In Win 8 onwards with standard settings you will get a monthly defrafg of your HDD and SSD drives anyway if certain conditions are met. Sometimes Widows can look after itself quite well.
  12. Augeas

    Increasing C Drive

    Why not just move some of your data folders to the D drive? That would be the same as 'taking away' space from the D drive, and exceedingly easy.
  13. Augeas

    Top 10 Games

    What are top 10 spammers of 2019 ? I dunno, but you're on the list.
  14. Augeas

    Hide files

    Yes. It's the same way that CC wipes the Master File Table.
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    Hide files

    Svchost.exe deleted? Hmm. I assume you want the file names removing, as the file content is probably not sensitive and is not available on an SSD with TRIM anyway. I also assume that the file system is NTFS. As what you are listing with Recuva is just a file name, and the contents have long gone, I would ignore them unless you have a specific reason to remove them. Remving (or overwriting) the file name is rather awkward, but you can do it yourself fairly efficiently. Run Recuva and estimate how far down the list the file names are. Create a folder with a random name anywhere. Create a small file in that folder with a random name with notepad or similar containing say, a few zeroes. Create another nine files so you have ten in total. Create another random named folder and copy your ten files into it. Repeat until you have ten folders and 100 files. Group the ten folders under another folder, and copy that ten times, giving you a thousand files. Carry on until you have created as many files as svchost.exe is down Recuva's list of files. Run Recuva again. If svchost.exe is still there it should be near to the top. If it's 100 from the top create/copy another 100 files. Run Recuva. Svchost should be gone. Delete all your folders. That's it.
  16. I would cancel it. I usually cancel stage 2 or 3 when I run Recuva just to save time, and I have not noticed any deleterious effect.
  17. Not at all, it's more that you signed up a few hours ago under another name and were promptly banned for spamming, which no doubt will be your fate.
  18. Possibly because the preview and the image are separate parts of the file. As has been said a zillion times before, Recuva will copy what's in the clusters on the disk without changing a single bit, so if the recovered copy is rubbish, so is the original. In Recuva Advanced mode have a look at the Header pane. There should be the correct file signature, and header format, for the file type (don't ask me, use Google). If it isn't then the recovered file won't open.
  19. What were the files on, and what file system?
  20. Is this a question, or an answer, and why is it in Network Edition, and why do SB's posts reek of spam?
  21. The only thing you can do explicitly to any non-system disk is wipe free space with Drive Wiper. You can include folders and files on non-system disks by adding them to the Include list, have a look at the documentation to see how it's done.
  22. I believe that Recuva runs on exfat but not Mac OS X so I don't know if it will run against your drive.
  23. It has all the characteristics of spam, old thread, found software, location not matching IP address.
  24. Recuva hasn't been updated for over two years, so I doubt that it has suddenly changed. I assume that there is something being done that is affecting Recuva's results but that is almost impossible to guess at this stage.
  25. I don't think that your problem is similar to the O/P's. He or she has obviously done something at the global level, perhaps formatting the drive. I doubt very much whather all 798gb of files were shift/del'd individually. Do you mean on a scan with no filters applied no files were returned? I have never known this in over ten years of using Recuva on internal and occasional external drives. Or do you mean that your video wasn't found? That's quite possible. It's difficult to advise without more info. This should be continued on your other thread.
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