I'm helping a friend recover files she deleted by mistake on her Windows8 laptop.
This is the first time I'm using TestDisk, and the first time I'm working with a Windows8 host with a UEFI BIOS and GPT partitions. FWIW, this is TestDisk 6.14-WIP on a USB keydrive burned with Knoppix 7.2.0.
I'll let Testdisk run through the night to analyse the 750GB NTFS partition, but in the mean time, I have a couple of newbie questions to which I found no answer on the site:
1. Why does "parted /dev/sda print" display multiple partitions instead of just one?
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# fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 90845 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x61afbb41 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 4294967295 2147483647+ ee GPT Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. # parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA ST750LM022 HN-M7 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 750GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 316MB 315MB fat32 EFI system partition boot 2 316MB 1259MB 944MB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 3 1259MB 1394MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 1394MB 301GB 300GB ntfs Basic data partition 5 301GB 729GB 427GB ntfs Basic data partition 6 729GB 750GB 21,5GB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag
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... Warning: number of heads/cylinder mismatches 16 (NTFS) != 255 (HD) Warning: number of sectors per track mismatches 2 (NTFS) != 63 (HD) ...