how to recover damaged (trancated) 7z archive file?

  • przemoz

    przemoz - 2013-07-23

    I have an 7z archive that is truncated and it turned out impossible to recover any content of the file, I cannot even see file names inside archive; nothing works, even unpacking to pipe that i used to make use of in .rar for example.

    Is there any way do do it?
    I know I'm not able to recover all contents but those undamaged I should be but simply can't find a way

    any ideas?

  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2013-07-23

    type in search box:
    recover 7z archive
    and read 2013 posts.

  • przemoz

    przemoz - 2013-07-24

    finally i've got it

    7za a -t7z $OPTS _rec.7z blabla.mp3
    dd if=_error.7z of=_rec.7z bs=32 skip=1 seek=1 conv=notrunc

    it's complicated but works if you know what were compression settings for the file
    what if I don't? it's a real problem and I still can't recover these data

    Last edit: przemoz 2013-07-24

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