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Recovered AVI files

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    steveandviv is offline Junior Member
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    Default Recovered AVI files

    Just purchased and was surprised to see how many files it could recover which was great. What's not so god though is hardly any of the AVI's play. Are there any trick to getting avis' back? Seems to start but will fail after seconds. The file sizes are 1gig or so which is about right and 3 do play but that's out of 50.

    Any thoughts or are they gone for ever.

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    How were these files lost?

    Have the files that you have found been recovered with their original file names? or are they called "Lost Files"?
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    Andybag is offline Junior Member
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    I'm having exactly the same problem. After 85 avi files are recovered, only 19 of them are playable. Mine have not been recovered with the same file name (the should be PICT .. but instead they are recovered as _ICT..) and none of them are called lost files (they are all logged as avi files).

    I've tried running DivFix on these avi files but that states that the files are not avi files. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    GDH
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    With very large files like these (1gb plus) a successful recovery depends on how the fiels were lost and what has taken place on the drive since the loss.

    A deleted file will stay on a drive up until such time as it is overwritten with new data. However, a file can also be partially overwritten by a small amount of data which is enough to corrupt it so that it wont play. The bigger the file, the larger the footprint on the drive, and the greater the possibility of corruption.
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