recover some small files from *.7z.tmp

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courtney
2013-12-11
2013-12-15
  • courtney

    courtney - 2013-12-11

    Greetings all. I recently was formatting my harddrive and decided to compress all my files into one archive, save it on my other internal hard drive and format.

    After hte format was complete, I realized that the file had infact not finished. It seems that a lot of it did as the 7z file is 5.1gb. I'd like to extract some small files from it (most less than 100kb). Is there a way I can get in and get some of the files out?

    I tried renaming it to *.7z. No luck.

     
  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2013-12-12

    open
    http://www.7-zip.org/support.html
    type in search box:
    recover 7z archive
    and read 2013's posts.

     
    • courtney

      courtney - 2013-12-15

      Thanks for your response man. I had searched and had come across that post.

      The original file bad.7z.tmp was 5gb
      I created a fix.ISO file that was about 14gb

      I split the bad.7z.tmp into 2 parts with the 32b file being the smallest part.

      I split the ISO into 3 parts 32 32-5gb and the rest

      I then extracted the file that was left. I have fix.iso on my hard drive now. When I try to get in it with 7z I get error "can not open fix.iso as an archive"

      I even tried to mount the iso and to open the iso both giving me an error.

      I read that I have to use a parser file to extract the data. That's the part that I got lost at. I looked through google for a good parser, but couldn't find any. I did however find the file signature of my file in question. Could you tell me what I need to do to parse my files out?

      I can use ubuntu linux or windows 7 so whatever works best let me know

       
      Last edit: courtney 2013-12-15
  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2013-12-15

    Try 7-Zip 9.32 alpha. It supports "Parser" mode via context menu "Open archive > #".
    7-Zip's parser supports only archive types (zip, rar, and so on). It doesn't parse jpg, mp3 and so on.
    Maybe there are more smart parsers.

     

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