The story starts: Running ubuntu 13.10 -> copy files external -> update 14.04 -> copy files external -> update 14.10 -> Copy files external -> back to 14.04.1 -> Having no files in the external drive. I copied about 30 Gb pictures and documents. (I followed the work every single time) The external hdd works fine, without any extra sounds. I can find the folder where the files was supposed to be. And the windows recovery folder.
Does anyone know a really good file carving/recovering software?
I'm having a hard time with my: WD my passport ultra external hard drive.
My wife has a plenty of important documents I need to get recovered.
I got the images from the drive using Testdisk/Photorec with no problem at all. But the document's came up as .db files at most.
I tried the Magicrescue software too and found a lot of files but there were .OLE files and corrupted and not readable documents with 21000 pages.
I do not mind to pay a reasonable amount. It only needs to work on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.01) because it is the only operating system we have.
And is it true that only scanning a hard drive does affect the files?
The hard drive in the laptop is a SSD 128Gb and no results when I scan it in these programs. After installing Ubuntu, I have been forced to use it to get some things done.
Thank you very much in advance.