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No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 20:04
by Ulio
Dear all, I am new to this forum, and almost new to TestDisk also.
Therefore I beg for your patience, beside your help.

My 500 GB Packard Bell Go disk crashed. The disk was non-partitioned (I mean, no partitions created by me).
I am trying to recover the data it contained, but I come to the following result.
What should I do? Please... help!
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Re: No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 11:36
by cgrenier
Do you know if you had a FAT32 or NTFS partition ? It's unusual to have FAT32 for large disk.
Can you try Deeper Search after Quick Search ?

Re: No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 02 Nov 2013, 18:47
by Ulio
Dear cgrenier, thanks for you reply.
I don't know if it was FAT32 or NTFS. I just bought the disk and copied files inside... :?

Here are results after Deeper Search tool.
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I forgot that the disk was damaged after falling to the floor.

Re: No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 08 Nov 2013, 19:27
by cgrenier
Try PhotoRec. In Options enable the expert mode, start a recovery on the Whole space of the FAT32 partition,
when asked, tell PhotoRec to try the unformat method. You may be able to recover your files with the original filenames.

Re: No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 17:41
by Ulio
I tried it.
Subdirectories number grow quickly and then stops in a few seconds always to the same number. See picture. Then there's no way to do anything, I cannot even kill photorec process from ctrl+alt+canc window.
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Re: No file found, filesystem may be damaged

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 19:15
by Ulio
I was able to resume the previous session and I got stopped at this screenshot:
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