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recovering deleted files from Sandisk MicroSD 64gb ,,help

el_pobre 765 90 August 7, 2015 at 12:34 PM
i ran a recovery program to recover my files but the files came back in tar format. now i got winrar and 7zip to extract them but i just get more compressed files. i open winrar to repair the files but it doesnt support tar files. i use powerarchive to convert to zip but when it does the file size goes down less then 20mb. the tar file is 32gb im hoping this is the right file im trying to restore. these files are backups from my cellphone LG G3, i use twrp to make a rom backup then use mybackup pro apk for my txt/mms. how would i open tar file or whats another method for me to restore the files i need?

ive used
recuva
active file recovery
sandisk file recovery
but they all just recovery tar files with no name just numbers as file name.

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I assume Tar is the format TWRP uses. It might not be fully to spec so you might need TWRP to read them. You might go out to the team's site the produces TWRP and get help from them. I don't think using a different recovery program or compression will help.
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I assume Tar is the format TWRP uses. It might not be fully to spec so you might need TWRP to read them. You might go out to the team's site the produces TWRP and get help from them. I don't think using a different recovery program or compression will help.
they use md5 i believe. when twrp makes backups it compresses them into a zip file
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they use md5 i believe. when twrp makes backups it compresses them into a zip file
MD5 is just a hash function https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5, it would be used to check for data integrity, not compression.

Doubt it's actually zip, given Androids nix origins its most likely tar, gzip or something like that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing)
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try PhotoRec

wrong extension doesn't matter if not corrupted. just show extension for known file type, then rename it.
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7 zip is a good option for opening an archive file like a tar file.

Often when you use a data recovery program, file names and folder structure aren't recoverable.
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ill give it another try to see if my files can be save
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ill give it another try to see if my files can be save
files / folders within a zip, tar, gz, or related archive would retain file names assuming the archive file is intact / fully recovered. It's pretty common for different compressed files to be nested inside one another.

Try 7 zip http://www.7-zip.org/
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