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by Just
11 Dec 2014, 20:01
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk

I must point out:

'It still may be possible to restore a FAT or NTFS partition if a backup boot sector is available.'
from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning

And
NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 219 GB / 204 GiB
from
Testdisk log (see first message)
by Just
10 Dec 2014, 13:47
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk

Fiona, yes it is indeed the fact that the disk had originally a large partition and small partition. Further more I recall that the disk was fragmented with an amout of 40%. So I think it is best to recover the partition with a method that also restores its structure. Also, if my info is right, it i...
by Just
10 Dec 2014, 11:01
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk

Most interesting:

It's a biohazard, see:

'You may have disabled your live antivirus protection during the recovery to speed up the process, but it's recommended to scan the recovered files for viruses before opening them - PhotoRec may have undeleted an infected document or a trojan.'
by Just
10 Dec 2014, 10:19
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk

Tanks for your quick reply. The thing is I want to get all the files back with folder structure (without structure most files have no meaning, just like a file from a folder of a saved website). Such a little install does not overwright the whole disk right? So the majority of files should be there....
by Just
10 Dec 2014, 00:37
Forum: Partition Recovery
Topic: 'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk
Replies: 7
Views: 942

'Restore' disk after Ubuntu install reformatted disk

[made some changes] Hi there, In short I did an install of Ubuntu on a disk with two (three) partitions, ntfs, etx4 and swap. After the install Ubuntu was there with the total disk reformatted. Obvious not what I wanted. My question is: Is is possible and to get the old ntfs partition back? Problem ...