Accidentally formatted my ext2fs partition

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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Accidentally formatted my ext2fs partition

#1 Post by jbierkens »


My Linux data partition (/dev/sda6, ext2) was accidentally formatted with an ext2 file system.
Using TestDisk I am currently creating an image of the partition.

Do I have any hope of restoring the old file system and if so, how?

(Sorry, this might be in the forum somewhere but so far I can find only information about recovering partition tables or undeleting files. In this case I want to recover the filesystem on a single partition.)

Thank you,


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Re: Accidentally formatted my ext2fs partition

#2 Post by cgrenier »

You can use PhotoRec to recover your data, but it won't find the original filenames.