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Photo Editing & Graphic Design


Photo recovery soft taking up large amounts of space?

by Guksis / January 25, 2013 6:00 AM PST

Hello everyone!

So recently, I've been looking up for some photo recovery softs and tried some out. Everyone of them, in the end, after the scan, turned out to be a soft, which you need an activision key to active it and pay for. But, as I was scanning for deleted photos, it took like 1,5gig from my hdd and I have no idea where it's saved, because they're just some previews or something like that, and they're not saved in the folder of the program, which I tried to recover the files. Maybe you guys have faced a problem like this and maybe you know the answer, where could the previewed pictures could be stored?

P.S. I used Photorec and Stellar photo recovery.

Thanks for the help!

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Oh, those are trials and demo versions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2013 6:07 AM PST

Did you try Recuva? As to where the space is taken, I use tools like a search for files changed in the last week to find such.

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by Guksis / January 25, 2013 11:55 PM PST

Recurva worked for me to recover photos what I needed, thanks, but the disk space which was taken by previous recovery soft scanned previews, how do I find them?

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I noted one way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 3:41 AM PST
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Take a search for TreeSize FREE to find what folders take up space. I found my method to be good enough that I have no need for anything else.

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by Guksis / January 27, 2013 5:25 AM PST
In reply to: I noted one way.

Tried this program seems useful overall, gonna try to find those files, thanks Wink

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recovery tool
by Jadabu / February 12, 2013 4:33 PM PST

this is normally because that those photo recovery tool save temporary files to your system.

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