Trying to recover HD after merging

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Trying to recover HD after merging

#1 Post by hamkline » 03 Jan 2019, 19:26

Hello, I'm in need of some help to save up my data.

So I bought a SSD, and I needed to merge some partitions from my HD to later convert the MBR to GPT which is the format of my SSD.
But I messed up when doing the merge and my HD isn't booting.

I'm trying to follow the step by step for the testdisk but I really wanna make sure this is right because the deep analysis took like 8 hours to do and I read that if I do it wrong it'll have to start all over again.

Here's some images, https://imgur.com/6AUfbAn this is what I got after deep analysis.
The ones that doesn't say "corrupted" are the ones I marked as P here: https://imgur.com/a/retzDr0

My question is which ones should I change to P and which ones should I delete.
Here's a picture of Windows disk management: https://imgur.com/a/ZxJlDfw

So I had two big partitions, E: with 650gb and another one which actually doesn't show in the image, with 250~gb. (it's named in the testdisk as [Novo volume] and I tried changing it to Primary from Logic, I did this and the merge of the E: with other smaller partitions which had probably something to do with boot, it was like 500mb size partitions...)

The E: is probably one of the first few with big size, but it say it's corrupt. This is the one I really wanted.
Thank you.
Last edited by hamkline on 03 Jan 2019, 20:57, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Trying to recover HD after merging

#2 Post by cgrenier » 03 Jan 2019, 20:56

You should rewrite the partition table only if all your partitions are found and you can list the files from each NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT.
Only partitions marked as P(rimary) will be recovered.

Instead you should probably use PhotoRec to scan the new partition resulting from the merge.

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Re: Trying to recover HD after merging

#3 Post by hamkline » 03 Jan 2019, 20:59

cgrenier wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 20:56
You should rewrite the partition table only if all your partitions are found and you can list the files from each NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT.
Only partitions marked as P(rimary) will be recovered.

Instead you should probably use PhotoRec to scan the new partition resulting from the merge.
I just edited, forgot to say that the E: (which had windows) probably is one of the first few and it says it is corrupted.

I'm trying to use photorec while I wait but in half an hour I already got like 80000 images, it has still 3 and a half hours to go :(

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