Partition size and filesystem size difference

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
Forum rules
When asking for technical support:
- Search for posts on the same topic before posting a new question.
- Give clear, specific information in the title of your post.
- Include as many details as you can, MOST POSTS WILL GET ONLY ONE OR TWO ANSWERS.
- Post a follow up with a "Thank you" or "This worked!"
- When you learn something, use that knowledge to HELP ANOTHER USER LATER.
Before posting, please read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
Post Reply
Message
Author
Tsyvatsok
Posts: 1
Joined: 22 May 2020, 12:03

Partition size and filesystem size difference

#1 Post by Tsyvatsok »

Hey everyone. I have a particular problem, not sure that you can help me, but I'll try anyway:
So I've got myself a new SSD and migrated my Arch Linux and Windows on it, obviously I wanted to free some space on my HDD. So I've deleted every partition that I could from Windows and extended my data drive to include them, but I've noticed that I couldn't delete EFI partitions as well as Windows recovery partition (I didn't need them since I boot from SSD). So as a "genius" I am, I've deleted those partitions from Arch (but I didn't resize or did anything else to FS). Of course after that I wasn't been able to use my HDD on the Windows as it is displayed as "invalid". And when I mount the only remaining partition on HDD for some reason it displays files only from my previous Windows C: drive, not my data drive as expected. I used testdisk to scan my HDD but reluctant to proceed in fear that I might brick it completely. Right now I can actually see the partition I want to recover and can copy files from it but can't access it from Windows. Here is my testdisk.log. https://drive.google.com/open?id=107Rh2 ... MnWdeXtg-c

Sponsored links

User avatar
cgrenier
Site Admin
Posts: 5237
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France
Contact:

Re: Partition size and filesystem size difference

#2 Post by cgrenier »

In Advanced, choose Boot, BackupBS, confirm, Quit, restart your computer and try to access your files.

Post Reply