"Filesystem seems damaged" issue

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Ultronium
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"Filesystem seems damaged" issue

#1 Post by Ultronium » 10 Nov 2014, 09:29

hello everyone!!

i have a very critical problem going on with my lap top.

i lost a whole partition of my hdd (Seagate ST750LM022), the one that contains ALL MY WORK, PERSONAL FILES EVERYTHING!
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i tried too use testdisk, since i used this awesome program before to recover raw system partition successfully, and after a quick search, i had this unfamiliar issue: heads/cylinders mismatch:
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i tried to follow the indication and change the value from 16 to 255 in geometry configuration, it seems that it worked , i found the lost partition after after a deep search, but when i list the files, nothing is found:
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i really don t know what to do anymore, i don't want to format the partition, my whole life is in there, and recovery tool photorec recovers the files without directories which is inconvenient because i have hundreds of thousands of files in there, (470 GB in the partition)

please help, maybe i missed a step in testdisk procedure.

thank you.

samsung NP300E5A - A02FR
windows: home premium
4GB RAM
Intel i3
HDD : Seagate ST750LM022

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Ultronium
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Re: "Filesystem seems damaged" issue

#2 Post by Ultronium » 11 Nov 2014, 11:17

no replay please? im desperate please help me

eclark461
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Re: "Filesystem seems damaged" issue

#3 Post by eclark461 » 17 Nov 2014, 22:00

Ok first you are going to want to recover the files off of the drive

Read up on my last post when it comes active on how to do this.

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