Deleted Partition on 3TB Drive

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Deleted Partition on 3TB Drive

#1 Post by dsmith00 » 26 Sep 2013, 00:59


I installed Linux Mint on an external drive trying to move away from Windows 7. In the process I accidentally deleted the partition on an internal 3TB data drive. After some searching on Google, I found testdisk and photorec. After attempting (what I thought would be an easy fix) to recover my partion, I think I screwed it up even more.

I have a few screen shots of my results, plus I posted a video on YouTube with the results of the deep scan. I am not going any further until I can get some advice... I have already recovered my data using photorec, but I really would like to restore this drive back to the way it was. Thank you for taking the time to look at this post.
DiskTest First Screen
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Quick Scan Results
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After Deepscan.jpeg
After Deep Scan
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Here is a link to a video of my final results after deep scan:

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Deleted Partition on 3TB Drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 28 Sep 2013, 13:58

Use 'p' to list the content of each NTFS partition. Once you know which one are corrects, use the arrow keys to
switch the partition you want to keep/recover from D(eleted) to P(rimary) or L(ogical). On next screen, if all partitions are listed, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

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