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by cgrenier
Today, 06:00
Forum: File recovery
Topic: open office file not saved correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: open office file not saved correctly

Use the file explorer to search for the rtf files containing a word specific to your recent work, this way you will not have to check manually all files.
If you don't find your file, openoffice has probably failed to save the latest version of your work.
by cgrenier
Today, 05:56
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Testdisk Frozen
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Testdisk Frozen

Run "dmesg", it may output io error message and explain the problem.
If testdisk has been able to list the files, the files on the NTFS partition are probably not be deleted.
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 06:29
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Accidental Format
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Accidental Format

Unless your ext4 partition has been deleted and a FAT32 partition has been created and formated at at different location, testdisk should be able to find backup superblocks.
In this case, it will be possible to use fsck.ext4 to repair the filesystem.
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 06:27
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Help with partition table perhaps?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Help with partition table perhaps?

The safer solution is really to copy the files using testdisk to another disk.
You can try to fix the filesystem using chkdsk, read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf chapter "Repairing filesystem".
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 06:22
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Invalid FAT boot sector - unsure what to do
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Invalid FAT boot sector - unsure what to do

You have to use 'p' to list the content of each partition. But as you have reformated the partition, it's probably useless. You can use PhotoRec but like Recuva, it will recover file without the original filenames or directory structure. https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf contains some tips abo...
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 06:17
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: HELP! HELP! HELP! HELP! Revert changes from Testdisk
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: HELP! HELP! HELP! HELP! Revert changes from Testdisk

olivechicago, using testdisk, Analyse, quick search, use 'Stop', use 'a' to manually add P MS Reserved 256 33023 32768 P MS Data 33024 104857594 104824571 You will have to use the arrow keys to set the partition as P(rimary) and the other as D(eleted). On next screen, choose Write, confirm, Quit. On...
by cgrenier
Yesterday, 06:09
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: damaged WD5000 ext HDD
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: damaged WD5000 ext HDD

CRC error are due to bad sectors. It can not be repaired. The problem can be hidden for some time using the spare sectors (SMART support need to be enabled) but it's not recommended.
You really should use another disk.
by cgrenier
19 May 2018, 06:51
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: Map Not Big Enough - 8TB sector size issues
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Map Not Big Enough - 8TB sector size issues

pdisk is for old mac partition table (legacy), do not use it.
Can you copy/paste the testdisk.log file generated when using EFI GPT ?
by cgrenier
19 May 2018, 06:39
Forum: Filesystem repair
Topic: Map Not Big Enough - 8TB sector size issues
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Map Not Big Enough - 8TB sector size issues

Use an EFI GPT partition table.
by cgrenier
19 May 2018, 06:37
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: WD My Passport 500GB salvable?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: WD My Passport 500GB salvable?

Every read operation failed. There is a physical problem.
Try to clone the disk using ddrescue as described in https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf