HFS+ external drive partition table overwritten with FAT32

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disaster
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HFS+ external drive partition table overwritten with FAT32

#1 Post by disaster » 11 Apr 2012, 17:30

Hi,

I was hoping someone could help.

While making a bootable USB disk in Linux through the 'usb-creator-gtk' program, I accidentally 'erased' my external hdd which had loads of HFS+ partitions and one VFAT one. The usb-creator program has overwritten the entire 2TB external hdd with a FAT32 partition.

Is there any way Testdisk can recover the original partition table?

Thanks.

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Re: HFS+ external drive partition table overwritten with FAT

#2 Post by remy » 12 Apr 2012, 07:11

What was the size of the .iso you dumped with usb creator ?

Give result of first Analyse and quicksearch in testdisk

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Re: HFS+ external drive partition table overwritten with FAT32

#3 Post by 000masa000 » 30 May 2018, 00:31

Hello, I am having the same problem (Mac HFS+ disk accidentally overwritten by FAT32), the .iso would have been 4 GB but I aborted the process. Am running the "Analyse" sector now. Any advice appreciated

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