File recovery after formatting

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File recovery after formatting

#1 Post by puchau » 15 Nov 2012, 14:27

Hi,

I accidentally formatted my Multimedia HDD and I would like to try to recover the files, as there are some photos and videos important for me.

The point it's that I'm trying to use TestDisk, but it's diffucult to me to figure me what data is being shown

I select the HDD and before selecting the "Quick Search" option, I see the following data:

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Drive F: - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60800 255 63
Current partition structure:
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416

Bad relative sector.
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093

Bad relative sector.
 3 * Sys=2B               113201  29 24 147074 114 59  544175136

Bad relative sector.
 4 * SpeedStor            177063 118 26 177066 225 63      54974

Bad relative sector.
Only one partition must be bootable
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 3 * Sys=2B               113201  29 24 147074 114 59  544175136
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093
 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416
 4 * SpeedStor            177063 118 26 177066 225 63      54974
From other side, my logfile at this moment is the one attached.

I'm going to perform the "Quick Search" and then I'll post the results here.

Regards,

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puchau
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Re: File recovery after formatting

#2 Post by puchau » 16 Nov 2012, 09:08

Hi, I noticed I didn't have Administrator privileges on execution of TestDisk, so I repeated the process and I was able to see correctly one NTFS partition.

The problem is that after "Quick Search" and "Extended Search" I didn't found my formatted data.

When I try to access to the "Undelete Files" option, a message telling that the Filesystem was not recognized appears, and when I try to Check the MFT appears that the the MFT is incorrect and the mirror too.

I check that I can recover the data using Photorec, but I would like to know if I could be able to correct the MFT and use the HDD again.

Regards!

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Re: File recovery after formatting

#3 Post by cgrenier » 02 Dec 2012, 14:19

Unfortunately Repair MFT won't help with a reformated NTFS partition. Try PhotoRec.

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