recover reformatted ext4 linux partition

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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eeee4
Posts: 11
Joined: 01 Dec 2019, 14:39

Re: recover reformatted ext4 linux partition

#11 Post by eeee4 » 02 Dec 2019, 20:18

ok im kind of lost..it seems like the file system should be recoverable...but fsck says it has errors...but im unsure whether to select yes to repair all the errors...there is a long list of questions from fsck and i hit no to them

should i repair the file system using fsck?

or should i try to restore another superblock?

or am i way off base?

im not an expert as you know.

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eeee4
Posts: 11
Joined: 01 Dec 2019, 14:39

Re: recover reformatted ext4 linux partition

#12 Post by eeee4 » 02 Dec 2019, 21:11

did a test with photorec and it does recover files but i stopped it after a minute....this is a huge drive and files with no names or folders would take me years to organize. i apologize for the many posts im just trying to give u as much info as possible. if i can recover the partitions and directory of files this would save me months of work trying to make sense of a scrap heap of files. going to bed now i will check back tomorrow thanks.

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