.mov files appear as Unix after recovery, adding extension doesn't work

(Also posted in Quicktime forum)
Whilst backing up (with Synchronise X) a drive, I accidentally clicked to allow around 15GB worth of Quicktime files to be deleted, in two folders.  Realising my mistake, I stopped the back up immediately, and recovered all the files with Disk Drill.  One folder recovered correctly, however the other folder recovered the files as 'Unix executable files'.  I have tried adding the .mov extension to these files, tried opening from within Quicktime, but always get the error message that the files are not a movie.  I tried telling the file to open with QT in the Get Info windoww, still without success.  All the files are of a size which seem to be about right for what they are supposed to be, but I cannot get them to open as movies.
One observation: the files which recovered correctly all had '.mov' in their file names at the time of recovery, all those with which I am having a problem had no extension name showing.
I've searched through these forums and elsewhere - most people get the files to work by adding the .mov extension, but for me this is not the answer.  Are there any more tricks?

Thanks guys for your speedy suggestion, both of you!
I tried QT Repair, and when that was unsuccessful, moved onto Media Salvage, as suggested by QT Repair.  The final report was that the media was seriously corrupted, so I had no success.
It seems odd to me that the rescued files in one folder from the original delete are OK,  but those in the other folder are unrescuable, even though there was clearly no time to overwrite all those files before I cancelled the delete action.
Fortunately they are backed up elsewhere, 5,000 miles away, but that's another story.

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