RECOVER FILES FROM UNALLOCATED PARTITIONS

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RECOVER FILES FROM UNALLOCATED PARTITIONS

#1 Post by Bill » 16 Feb 2013, 04:21

I can not get TestDisk to recognize files in 2 unallocated partitions on a FAT12 drive. It will only find the files that are in a 2MB FAT partition.

I am desperate to recover my files in these unallocated partitions. What I think happened was I took an external drive from a windows based machine connect via USB, connected to my IMAC and apparently I wrote to the disk loading pictures from the IMAC. Ever since, I am unable to get to these files on either machine...

I've ran both quick search and deeper search and get the same result.

Any advice is sincerely appreciated.

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Re: RECOVER FILES FROM UNALLOCATED PARTITIONS

#2 Post by Fiona » 22 Feb 2013, 08:52

Unallocated means there is only free and not used space at all.
There isn't even a partition.
From what kind of media do you want to recover data from?

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Re: RECOVER FILES FROM UNALLOCATED PARTITIONS

#3 Post by Bill » 27 Feb 2013, 17:20

This is a SEAGATE 500GB SATA disk.

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Re: RECOVER FILES FROM UNALLOCATED PARTITIONS

#4 Post by cgrenier » 26 Mar 2013, 08:14

FAT12 is only used for 2 MB or smaller media. like floppy.
If PhotoRec doesn't find your files after selecting the partition and [Whole], enable the expert mode in Options, restart a recovery and use a 512 byte blocksize, use the default options otherwise.

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