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Old 02-25-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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I needed to restore data on my 500 GB HDD after a (Vista) system problem occurred which forced me to reinstall my OS. After 66+ hours of processing, RECUVA (my recovery software) requested that I attach an HDD with a capacity of 2.6 TB (!?!) that it needed to recover my data.

Why would RECUVA request 5 times the amount of space to recover my data (when I never even used all of the original 500 GB) ?!?

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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When your system failed, then the data become corrupted. One file may turn into five files.
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I know I have many corrupt (pdf, mp3, txt,...) files. My next issue is to find a way to open them so any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Corrupt files will be unreadable. Any files residing on Bad Sectors on your HDD will be corrupt and not readable. Recuva will not be able to make them readable again. There is no software to make a corrupt file readable again.
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