Help me separate the wheat from the chaff.
April 25, 2009 8:37 PM Subscribe
I use Scalpel
to recover deleted and corrupt files for clients. Due to the way these two pieces of software search for lost files there are lots of false positives. Is there a way to automatically test the recovered files to separate the real files from the false positives?
posted by gregr to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Microsoft Office files seem to generate the most false positives (Microsoft Office files are also the files that my clients many times want back most). I can sort the Microsoft Office files by metadata, and the files that have no metadata most of the time aren't real Microsoft Office files. Are there other tools or tricks to figure out which Microsoft Office files are real?
What about methods for other file types? Are there other pieces of opensource/free software that do as good a job as Scalpel and PhotoRec at recovering files?