Long story short, I accidently wrote an NTFS file system over my EXT4 2TB and then I overwrote the NTFS with an EXT4 partition. I want to recover the original partition and the files in it. I am hoping to use one of the superblocks that I haven't damaged to recover the drive.
When I run testdisk, I do a search but it doesn't pop up the old EXT4. I do a deeper search and testdisk pops up with the EXT4 partition with it's correct label, therefore I am assuming it knows of the old partition. Unfortunately I cannot select this partition even if I let the whole procedure run.
I want to know:
-How does testdisk know of the old partition when a deeper search is done?
-Why can I not select the old partition when I do a deeper search and have test disk make that exact partition for me?
I copy down the information needed to recreate the partition
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