I needed some advice on whether I can continue or stop what I’m already doing.
Dell XPS laptop
Around two weeks ago, I accidentally deleted a huge folder, close to 130 GB, consisting mainly of entire movie DVDrips that I own & have not compressed (just a dvddecrpter hard disk dump) & including many other music videos that I have downloaded over the years. I’m not sure how I deleted the entire folder, but I was blisfully unaware of it until a few hours ago when I wanted to watch one of the videos. Anyways, I am using “undelete plus” to recover mostly everything.
But, there’s one problem. The recovery is very very slow, appromixating close to 3.5 GB an hour. The only place I can recover it to - is back on to another folder on the portable drive since I’m starved of space on my laptop. That means that the ~135 GB should take me close to 38 hours to recover. I have already kept the process on for 2.5 hours. I know my laptop hard disk is virtually spinning all the time & I think my portable drive is the same thing in an enclosure…BUT I’m used to connecting the portable drive for a few minutes at best. So, is 36 hours an overkill or should it be fine? [Frankly I want to go ahead & be done with it…but I just want to take some advice, since this forum has always been helpful…had help before, after searching thro archives for other problems]
Also, is there another free (or paid) recovery program which does the same job as fast as a hard disk to hard disk copy & like “undeleteplus”-, maintains the original folder structure during recovery?..& is simple to use.
Thanks in advance