Getting Cluster 2, Directory / found?... during Test Disk

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Getting Cluster 2, Directory / found?... during Test Disk

#1 Post by dana » 03 Apr 2013, 22:37

My external hard drive suddenly became raw. I am using the TestDisk tool on PartedMagic Linux boot CD to repair it. I have been following the instructions from James Litten's site. Posted below:
http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-exte ... mment-7473

I have followed his instructions exactly. Everything was identical to his instructions until I got to the quick search. When I did the the quick search nothing came up under partitions. His instructions showed that something would. I then continued to the deeper search and there was then one partition listed. I did see my files/folders from the external hard drive within that partition. I chose write. The boot sector was also bad, so I chose rebuild bs - per his instructions. It’s at this point where my screen is different from his instructions. Instead of asking to confirm writing to the partition table, it goes to a screen that lists the partition, then it says

Cluster 2, Directory / found?
Answer Y(es), N(o), Q(uit or A(bort interactive mode), N or A if not sure.

Below that is listed 3 options I can highlight with my arrow keys.

drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 6-Mar2013 00:22 Recycled
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 22-Feb-2012 19:27 My Documents
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 12-Jan-2013 12:02 My Music

I do not know which line to select and I also do not know what answer to choose? This is what I need guidance with. I would like to be able to get the files from My Documents and My Music. I'm not too concerned about the Recycled...other than it would be nice to be able to see it again while using the external drive.

As far as I know, I am not in 'expert mode'.

I deeply appreciate any guidance one can give. Thank you very much for your time and efforts,

Dana

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Re: Getting Cluster 2, Directory / found?... during Test Dis

#2 Post by cgrenier » 27 Apr 2013, 07:49

If "My Documents" and "My Music" were at the root of this partition (ie. D:\My Documents instead of D:\something\My Documents), answer Y.

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Re: Getting Cluster 2, Directory / found?... during Test Dis

#3 Post by dana » 09 May 2013, 18:10

Hello,

Thank you so very much for getting back to me! :D I apologize I haven't been able to respond sooner. I moved and life has been hectic. So, now I am getting back to this issue. Ok, so in regards to your reply
cgrenier wrote:If "My Documents" and "My Music" were at the root of this partition (ie. D:\My Documents instead of D:\something\My Documents), answer Y.
The root is My Documents and not something\My Docucments and I did discover from another article I was also to answer Y. I found that article before your reply in which it also told me to Write. So I did. I have a communication going with Fiona. I am going to message her today. Here is the link to our communication...not sure if you are able to help or if I should just wait to hear back from her.

http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/exte ... t2214.html

I know you all are very busy and this service is astonishing! Thank you very much for your assistance.
Dana

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