Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

Using TestDisk to undelete files
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DanSolo
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Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#1 Post by DanSolo » 04 Mar 2013, 13:45

Hi all. Bit of a mess I got myself in here. I booted a Dell into Puppylinux from a live CD to transfer data from a Windows 7 install before doing an OS re-install. However it turns out the SD card I was moving to is a fake, and the files basically went nowhere. I have another 32Gb card that I know for sure works though.
I haven't touched the HD except for this data "move", so it should be treated as deleted data, is that right? If I want to recover it all then, I should boot to Puppylinux, run testdisk and moved the "deleted" folders to my working SD card? Is this correct?
Can I select entire folders to recover from an NTFS HD or only individual files? I don't need to recover all of the files either, just the deleted ones.
Thanks!

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Re: Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#2 Post by cgrenier » 11 Mar 2013, 17:51


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Re: Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#3 Post by DanSolo » 11 Mar 2013, 17:54

So the answer is that I can only recover files, not folder structures?
OK, I've got quite a bit of sorting and renaming ahead of me!

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Re: Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#4 Post by cgrenier » 30 Mar 2013, 13:37

TestDisk can recover files and file structure from NTFS if the information can still be found on disk.

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Re: Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#5 Post by Prehistoricman » 09 Apr 2013, 01:45

Why can you not browse deleted files in the way that you can in a FAT filesystem through TeskDisk's List function?

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Re: Folder/file recovery from NTFS HD.

#6 Post by Prehistoricman » 20 Apr 2013, 18:01

Can you answer my question please?

Did you mean to say by your last post that if it isn't in TestDisk, it isn't there?

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