No partition after scan

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No partition after scan

#1 Post by nilecaci »

Hi there !
I have a hard drive with 2 partitions. Behind it was still unpartitioned space. So I partitioned it and quickly formatted it. And the two partition was gone. The first partition is now displayed and the new 2nd which now takes up all of the space (i.e. the complete memory that was still free, including the previous 2nd partition)
The questions are:
Do I just have to select the partition or the whole hard drive for analysis?
When I start Tesdisk and run an analysis, nothing is displayed, not even after the deep search.
No partition found or selected for recovery
But it is shown to me e.g. with the option Advanced that partitions are there.

OS / 2 boot manager
sys = 6d
sys = 66

how do I have to proceed?

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Re: No partition after scan

#2 Post by cgrenier »

When using TestDisk, you have probably searched for partitions inside your partition. It's useless.
As you have reformated your partition, use PhotoRec to recover your data.
Be careful to store the recovered files on another disk.
Good luck

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Re: No partition after scan

#3 Post by nilecaci »

Thank you so much!
You have helped a lot. Software is cool!

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