Partition recovery in order to get back lost data?

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Partition recovery in order to get back lost data?

#1 Post by holly » 10 Jan 2015, 01:28

I accidentally reformatted a WD My passport 1TB drive to a FAT32 33GB drive.

I ran testdisk and I am not clear about what to do now. The image below contains the files that testdisk created on the drive.

I have read the examples and threads in this forum but I am still confused. I used Recuva to recover about 128GB of files to another drive. But I really want to understand how test disk works. Could someone please explain to me how to use test disk to create a partition on this drive and then recover the lost files? I think that is what needs to be done.



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Re: Partition recovery in order to get back lost data?

#2 Post by europanorama » 16 Jan 2015, 16:05

When you see p= show files(or similar) just hit "p" when you have found folder.go up and down with arrow. then go back to location where to backup/recover. set backup-folder. you will then see partition-letter. open/show the folder where you will backup on right side of testdisk-window. then after every hit of p one can see the backed up folders.
if you dont see "p", go back or quit or/and start all over again. no need to wait to the end of deap scan. stop when the "partitions" you have seen the first time will be shown again. beforehand you should have taken a screenshot and printed it out. not easy to remember what was shown.
if some data cannot be recovered in testdisk but they are shown use knoppix-live-cd.
I could recover much more-massive amount of data- more than with testdisk.

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