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    I tried PhotoRec but didn't really get my head round the DOS based interface and moved onto EaseUS. I might give PhotoRec another shot tonight.

    I'm a fool I know, but I am doing all this after work, at home as it's a teacher from a school I only visit once a week.

    Having said that I hate being "beaten" by an IT problem so there are good odds I'll be having another look at this tonight.

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    If you have a google account, try uploading it to google drive. This itself has fixed many corrupt files for me in the past.

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    +1 for photorec. Great for those memory sticks where the directory gets corrupted and Windows wants you to format. Yes the CLI is not as clear but if you take your time you will work it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LincolnK View Post
    If you have a google account, try uploading it to google drive. This itself has fixed many corrupt files for me in the past.
    That reminds me - what about installing Open Office and trying to use open office to recover the docs ?

    Photo Rec step by step from the CG Security site : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

    Not sure how much use this is but found it via google search :

    http://www.techradar.com/news/softwa...ce-file-712429
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    Thanks for the updates and info - PhotoRec is running now and I am going to see what it brings back. I have it doing a whole scan so it may take a couple of hours. but it's already bringing back Word docs in a readable format (albeit not the ones I want) so fingers crossed ....

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    Thanks to @Arthur for correcting me !

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    Only about halfway through the recovery process but some of the reports are coming back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaphc View Post
    some of the reports are coming back
    That's good to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That's good to hear!
    ^^^^^ exactly this

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    Well I got 9 reports back in full in the end, plus a set of headteachers comments that were needed.

    Some more files were recovered that looked like they might be more reports, but they came back in *.wps format and Word reported them as corrupt. I tried installing the Microsoft Works converter but to no avail.

    Still, I have some partial success thanks to the efforts of this forum, and especially @Arthur and @mac_shinobi. *grateful wave*
    Last edited by kaphc; 3rd July 2014 at 02:00 PM. Reason: my own typo that annoyed me

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaphc View Post
    Well I got 9 reports back in full in the end, plus a set of headteachers comments that were needed.

    Some more files were recovered that looked like they might be more reports, but they came back in *.wps format and Word reported them as corrupt. I tried installing the Microsoft Works converter but to no avail.

    Still, I have some partial success thanks to the efforts of this form, and especially @Arthur and @mac_shinobi. *grateful wave*
    Just wondering if you are allowed to or able to attach a wps file or all the wps files - may be able to do something with them

    Failing that wondering if something like IrfanView will allow you to open said document up ?

    If you can get another app to open the wps files then you could use a PDF Writer such as cute pdf / pdf creator or similar to convert and save the docs in a pdf format possibly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Just wondering if you are allowed to or able to attach a wps file or all the wps files - may be able to do something with them
    Thanks but they are pupils reports with full names, photos and comments on (if they're not corrupted) so Data Protection will have a field day if start sending them any further. Appreciate the offer though :-)

    I will have a play with the wps files later and see if I can get any sense out of them with different bits of software. I might run PhotoRec again and see if it manages to recover any more of the files without corruptions too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaphc View Post
    Thanks but they are pupils reports with full names, photos and comments on (if they're not corrupted) so Data Protection will have a field day if start sending them any further. Appreciate the offer though :-)

    I will have a play with the wps files later and see if I can get any sense out of them with different bits of software. I might run PhotoRec again and see if it manages to recover any more of the files without corruptions too.
    no problem - which is why I asked if you are able to / allowed to etc

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