Partition Recovery - Process Recommendation

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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GeoKoro13
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Partition Recovery - Process Recommendation

#1 Post by GeoKoro13 »

Hi everyone,

I have an external hard drive which I use for my personal data. Without going in details I run the Diskpart on Win 10 and I "cleaned" the drive. Does this means that I deleted everything?
I haven't done anything else on the drive since then. After reading online, I found about the testdisk. I followed the steps (https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step) on the website (quick search) but when I tried to list the partition file I get a "filesystem seems damaged" error. I can tell from the list which partition I'm interested to recover.
Do I proceed on the next step ("write") or I have to do something different? Do you have any suggestion?

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Re: Partition Recovery - Process Recommendation

#2 Post by recuperation »

GeoKoro13 wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 08:33 Hi everyone,

I have an external hard drive which I use for my personal data. Without going in details I run the Diskpart on Win 10 and I "cleaned" the drive. Does this means that I deleted everything?
No, as you did not use "CLEAN ALL".
I haven't done anything else on the drive since then. After reading online, I found about the testdisk. I followed the steps (https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step) on the website (quick search) but when I tried to list the partition file I get a "filesystem seems damaged" error. I can tell from the list which partition I'm interested to recover.
Do I proceed on the next step ("write") or I have to do something different? Do you have any suggestion?
There is one thing CLEAN does that I don't understand. It removes hidden sector information - I don't know where that happens and on which level, because the MBR partition table does not have information about hidden sectors and it doesn't apply to GPT structures.
Apart from that, Testdisk should be able to recreate the partition table out of the partitions found.

Do you find the partition content you expect using the "p"-key '("list files")?

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