Question How do I identify which files are which in Recuva?

JMusic7

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I backed up 1TB worth of data from my old hard drive to my WD external HD before I took the old drive out and tried to install it in my new PC, only to finally realize somehow it failed after doing that. I somehow also backed up my new PC onto the old data in my external HD. Some of the old files are there from the old hard drive but a lot are missing. I downloaded and ran a full deep scan using Recuva but I got an enormous amount of files and most of them are labelled as numbers or as something I can't understand. Is there another software I can use that identifies the files or do all these types of recovery programs pretty much do the same thing?

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USAFRet

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This is one of the main issues with all these data recovery applications.

You get file fragments, and also a LOT of irrelevant files (tmp, etc)


Never delete from source until your copy of backup is verified good.
Never have only one copy of any data.
 

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