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Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#1 Post by tszkintonyso » 06 Aug 2018, 15:30

Hello,

I have a 2TB hard disk with 3 partitions.
Due to some Windows error, I need to re-install Windows 7.
When selecting the drive to install Windows 7, it warned me that the partition could not be installed due to some partition format.
So I ran diskpart.exe and the clean command.
After that, I installed some Windows files (around 2 MB) and was suddenly aware that all the drives had been formatted.

I want to recover the file in D:\ drive, which mainly contains the email file (.eml, .vcf) .
Thus, I found testdisk.

Then I followed the hint to select [EFI GPT].
Files could not be found after [Quick Search], so I ran [Deeper Search] for 1 week.
Unfortunately, the result seems not good with the following results:
(1) One partition can't be recovered
(2) A lot of partitions were shown. When I list the files at each partition, it shows "Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged".

What should I do next?
Thank you.

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search  Topic is solved

#2 Post by cgrenier » 07 Aug 2018, 18:52

Use the arrow keys to switch the partitions to recover from D(eleted) to P(rimary).
By example, you can choose to recover the following 4 partitions:

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     EFI System                  2048     206847     204800 [EFI System Partition] [NO NAME]
     FAT32, blocksize=1024, 104 MB / 100 MiB
     MS Data                   206848  390701055  390494208
     NTFS found using backup sector, blocksize=4096, 199 GB / 186 GiB
     MS Data                390701056 2131501055 1740800000 [Data]
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 891 GB / 830 GiB
     MS Data               2131503104 3872303103 1740800000 [Store]
     NTFS, blocksize=4096, 891 GB / 830 GiB

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#3 Post by tszkintonyso » 08 Aug 2018, 04:25

I have tried the example as above, but it shows "Write Error".

What is the next step I can do?

I am not sure the error is occurred because I haven't run testdisk as administrator.
Can I try one time without running the deeper search again after I quit the testdisk and run it again?

Thank you!

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#4 Post by cgrenier » 09 Aug 2018, 06:31

You need to be administrator...

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#5 Post by tszkintonyso » 09 Aug 2018, 07:49

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Just wonder if I can only re-run the deeper search again?
Can I "load" the previous deeper search result?

Thanks.

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#6 Post by cgrenier » 09 Aug 2018, 18:30

Currently TestDisk doesn't save the results from Quick or Deeper Search.
Press the key 'a' after Analyze, Quick Search and Stop to manually add the partitions you want to recover.

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Re: Can't open filesystem after Deeper Search

#7 Post by tszkintonyso » 14 Aug 2018, 18:20

This worked perfectly!
All folders and files appear as it was. :lol:

Big Thanks to Christophe for providing a powerful program and answering my questions.
Just make small donation for my gratefulness.

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