Partition drive is not accessible!!

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Fiona
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#11 Postby Fiona » 06 May 2012, 11:25

There is no differnce because your extrtapolated and current boot sector are identical.
So list will not change anything.
Would probably an empty partition also.
So it looks like that you should use data recovery software now.
You can have a try to use PhotoRec.
If you know what kind of file types like jpg, doc etc.. you are looking for, you can use File Opt.
In File Opt press s to deselect all file types and select only your required ones.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#12 Postby unknownmaster80 » 06 May 2012, 11:55

Can I just select all just in case i missed any file?
Is there any free 100GB data recovery software recommendable? Cause inside the drive has about 100GB
What do I do after I clicked search?
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and even if i clicked either or ans will being me to
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and either or answers for all brings me to
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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#13 Postby Fiona » 06 May 2012, 12:35

PhotoRec doesn't recover file names nor directories.
So easily have a try.
PhotoRec creates folder in your destination path (the testdisk folder).
Folder called recup_dir001 or something like that.
Please check your files after starting recovery.
You can also interrupt recovery.
PhotoRec saves your session automatically and you can restart at this point where you stopped your session.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#14 Postby unknownmaster80 » 06 May 2012, 12:44

Sorry, but I don't kind of get what are you trying to say. Is there any examples for it?
And all files in 'others' K:/ drive are all folders including psp stuffs.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#15 Postby Fiona » 06 May 2012, 12:58

It easily meant that your settings were correct.
To start recovery in your testdisk folder press C.
PhotoRec recovers your files without the original files names and folders.
If you'd like to recover files with file names and folders you'd need commercial datarecovery software.
Might be an idea just to have a try using PhotRec.
If you'd like to use comnmercial software, please let me know.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#16 Postby unknownmaster80 » 07 May 2012, 00:02

Ok. I finally get what you mean after recovering my drive. Is your commercial software free or? by the way does photorec recover psp games(.ISO) because the drive took up so many space because of them :X

EDIT: I realised that after reading the post again, I had to say that i used write before i came to this forum but i don't know if it's the 'others' drive. I did that after reading this http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
Does it really matters if i accidentally press 'write'? and i realised that my recovered files are going to recover about 40GB but my actual number of space used was like about 100GB? And if your commercial software is not free then how much does it cost and is it really worth the money? Lastly, is it possible to pause my recovery cause i have school later and i would need my laptop for that..

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#17 Postby Fiona » 07 May 2012, 14:26

Nope, unfortunately commercial datarecovery software is not free.
In case I'm trying to suggest affordable software.
Only in case as substitute for PhotoRec, if directories and file names are required.
Might be less than 50 $.
But this is average.
Datarecovery software is needed if file system is damaged.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#18 Postby unknownmaster80 » 07 May 2012, 15:11

Ok.. So, hmm..what's the name of the commercial software? 50 $ is in which country currency? How much does it restore? Up to 100GB? Do I get the software after buying or is it one time use? Cause I have another crashed hdd too. :cry:

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#19 Postby Fiona » 07 May 2012, 15:21

Suggestion would be Restorer Ultimate.
You can download a trial first and test it.
How much does it restore? Up to 100GB? Do I get the software after buying or is it one time use? Cause I have another crashed hdd too. :cry:

If you decide to buy a license, you can recover as much as you want and it's your license.
But test it in Advance.
Normally, I'm only concerned about TestDisk and PhotoRec.
But in rare cases if there is no solutiopn using TestDisk or PhotoRec and someone asks, how to recover file names and folders, then it might be possible that I suggest something to try.

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Re: Partition drive is not accessible!!

#20 Postby unknownmaster80 » 17 May 2012, 14:25

Ok. I will try to get in local store. Thanks alot for the help :)


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