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photorec vs. EXIF-untrasher
Authored by: tatilsever on Feb 12, '06 02:45:25PM

Well, I used both photorec and EXIF-Untrasher to recover an accidentally deleted file. First of all, photorec is not exactly a command line utility, it has a text based UI, just like pine or pico does, so it is pretty easy to use. Neither of them recovered the file I was looking for, but photorec recovered about 18 files vs. 8 by EXIF-untrasher. Besides, 2 of those by EXIF was so corrupted that Preview could not open them. Photorec also seems to be looking for more than just JPEGs, actually whole bunch of file types such as doc, avi etc. Unfortunately, I have deleted my avi files along time ago, so I could not test whether photorec could actually recover any. The only issue I have with "photorec" is that it writes a settings file and a folder with the recovered files in my home directory. I wish it asked me for a destination first, but beyod that it is a fine program.

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