trying to restore partition (HFS)

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trying to restore partition (HFS)

#1 Post by leigel » 08 Dec 2014, 01:40

accidently selected the wrong drive when creating a usb boot disk. cancelled immediately but the drive still shows as empty now. ran testdisk for hours and this is all i got :\. i hope i can fix this; it wasn't even my drive i cleared!

any help will be So very appreciated!

(i am rather sure the drive was originally formatted long ago on an old PPC mac so i selected Apple Partition Map..)

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Re: trying to restore partition (HFS)

#2 Post by cgrenier » 08 Dec 2014, 08:00

Mac partition table are very uncommon... Try EFI GPT.
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Re: trying to restore partition (HFS)

#3 Post by leigel » 08 Dec 2014, 23:33

Thank you for the reply, Grenier!

TestDrive detects INTEL partition table, but I think that is what Startup Disk Creator formats to. FAT32 partition is found; don't see any files.

IF I select EFI GPT for table type, MS Data partition is found; no files.

If I select Mac for table type, HFS partition is found; no files.
Last night I ran a deep scan on this setting and ~8 more HFS partitions showed up by the time it finished. Still no files. I wish I could find that log! :(

The drive was definitely HFS, and I believe it was originally formatted by an old eMac (circa~2003), which is why I was guessing Apple Partition Table. I could be mistaking, but I believe that is what those old guys used..

I don't know where to go from here. I am running another deep scan right now. :| Here is the log so far... Hope this helps??

Thanks again
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Re: trying to restore partition (HFS)

#4 Post by leigel » 09 Dec 2014, 14:47

Finished the deep scan. This is what I got...

Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: trying to restore partition (HFS)

#5 Post by leigel » 14 Dec 2014, 23:45

Still at this! :\
But I certainly can't blame you for giving up on me.
Should I perhaps try PhotoRec for this operation ?
Thanks...

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