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by dragonfly41
14 Jan 2013, 11:49
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Testdisk doesn't write partition table at all*
Replies: 4
Views: 4986

Re: Testdisk doesn't write partition table at all*

I can't speak for the developers .. or offer advice .. however if you have a Live Linux CD you should have e2fsck available (I have in Ubuntu 12.04) .. I ran command $ man e2fsck to see this usage instruction .. E2FSCK(8) E2FSCK(8) NAME e2fsck - check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system SYNOPSIS e2fs...
by dragonfly41
13 Jan 2013, 13:25
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Testdisk doesn't write partition table at all*
Replies: 4
Views: 4986

Re: Testdisk doesn't write partition table at all*

One point to check is whether you are running testdisk in administrator mode since other modes might not allow write permissions.
by dragonfly41
12 Jan 2013, 12:42
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Scour for ASCII string
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: Scour for ASCII string

I have tried PhotoRec which looks promising but tends to have an issue thinking my USB Flash drive is full prematurely. Please see viewtopic.php?f=7&t=896&p=6659&e=6659 as no one else seems to be seeing it.] One approach would be to copy your USB image in entirety into a larger USB drive which has ...
by dragonfly41
09 Jan 2013, 23:36
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Can Testdisk undo MFT rewrite
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Can Testdisk undo MFT rewrite

I unplugged it (always using "Safely Remove Hardware"), plugged the other LaCie in, and...... life turned raw. Problems might arise if you plug in devices while the PC is running .. i.e. there is no "Safely Plugin Hardware" to use. Try shutting down PC and then plugging in your La Cie .. not pluggi...
by dragonfly41
08 Jan 2013, 23:17
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: Can Testdisk undo MFT rewrite
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Can Testdisk undo MFT rewrite

Read this old thread .. http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t585710-windows-overwrites-mft-data-recovery-software-insufficient.html I've been looking around for some time to see if it is feasible to backup $MFT (as a shorter backup than a full disk backup). I've seen that $MFT is a key file and if...
by dragonfly41
04 Jan 2013, 17:13
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Scour for ASCII string
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: Scour for ASCII string

Your problem is .. the more you use your laptop to find deleted files the greater the chance that any deleted excel file might be overwritten. You can try this ... http://www.easeus.com/data-recovery/office-recovery-software/undelete-excel.htm Note: read the warning .. Save then install it on a driv...
by dragonfly41
04 Jan 2013, 13:57
Forum: File recovery
Topic: Scour for ASCII string
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: Scour for ASCII string

A hexeditor might help in searching .. you don't give any clues to your setup .. OS (Windows, Mac, Linux ??) [Later edit] Here is an example of a file recovery product which has a built in hex editor and searches for "file signatures" http://www.r-tt.com/Articles/Creating_Custom_File_Type_R-Studio/i...
by dragonfly41
03 Jan 2013, 21:52
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: CHS Numbers for Seagate ST3400620AS
Replies: 13
Views: 4528

Re: CHS Numbers for Seagate ST3400620AS

No ntsfinfo shows in partition F because it is not ntfs (it's raw). To check that your $MFT is zero try nftswalker to view structure .. http://dmitrybrant.com/ntfswalker If so then you may be down to file recovery using commercial software. More on that later when you've checked $MFT on C partition.
by dragonfly41
03 Jan 2013, 11:31
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: CHS Numbers for Seagate ST3400620AS
Replies: 13
Views: 4528

Re: CHS Numbers for Seagate ST3400620AS

Perhaps this DOS tool ntsfinfo might provide helpful information for each drive http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897424 just run DOS command .. ntsfinfo x (where x = partition letter) [Later edit] I run these commands on two ntfs partitions c and d to dump ntsfinfo into a log file n...