Need Help with recovering Partition.

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Need Help with recovering Partition.

#1 Post by Hats » 12 Sep 2013, 04:37

Hi Guys! First i wan to say that my english is very very bad - hope you understand me.

I have a 500gb drive - Samsung HD502HJ. I have had 3 partitions on it:

1. 100mb - created by win7 installer
2. 64gb - system partition
3. 401gb - data partition.

Today i have bought SSD drive and installed new system on it.
I was going to delete 1st and second partition on 500gb samsung and make one partition on it. In disk managment i deleted these 2 partition and did such stupid thing: EXTEND volume. It created simple volume. Then i was going to undo it and deleted whole partition.

Now after scanning with testdisk:

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Something wrong with partition size, start and end of partition.

How can i fix it and get back my data?

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#2 Post by Fiona » 12 Sep 2013, 07:10

Did you use testdisk64bit?
TestDisk 32bit is recommended.
The 64-bit-version is intended to run on 64bit-machine, like Itanium, lacking a 32bit virtual machine like WOW64.

It looks like your partition is found.
But the value 6 is not Intel standard.
Did you mark that partition and did you press p to have a try to list your files?
Please let me know.

Also, do you want to recover only that logical third partition?

Fiona

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#3 Post by Hats » 12 Sep 2013, 09:01

Thank you for fast answer.

On new HDD i have 64 bit Win 7 Prof. But if needed - i have second pc with 32bit win7.
AFAIK - one time i pressed p-list files and i saw some files on that partition.
And i need only this partition - which testdisk say - can't be recovered.

BTW - if it will be hard to do - may be i can recover files?

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#4 Post by cgrenier » 12 Sep 2013, 11:27

When TestDisk listed the 3 partitions in green, if you can see the files from the last partition, choose on the next screen, Write, confirm, BackupBS, confirm, Quit

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#5 Post by Hats » 12 Sep 2013, 12:50

cgrenier wrote:When TestDisk listed the 3 partitions in green, if you can see the files from the last partition, choose on the next screen, Write, confirm, BackupBS, confirm, Quit
I see it. But before posting about my trouble - i tried write. 1st and 2nd partition restored. But 3rd apeared with raw file system. I deleted them again.

I see that total size of all partitions is bigger than 500gb. Do you think it is not a problem?

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#6 Post by cgrenier » 18 Sep 2013, 07:31

There is no problem with the size of the partitions, it is listed in sectors. Don't delete the last partition.
- Run "cmd" (Right-click Run as Administrator) and type "chkdsk /f d:" (replace d: by the correct drive letter).
- If the partition is still listed as raw, run TestDisk, Advanced, select the NTFS partition, Boot, List and copy the files
- If it doesn't work, use PhotoRec to recover your data http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

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#7 Post by Hats » 18 Sep 2013, 22:18

Will try it. Results will post later. BTW - all data already recovered. I think recovering of this partition is not a problem at all. Will let you know about results later.

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