Recovery 1tb fat32 disk after using start up usb creator

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Recovery 1tb fat32 disk after using start up usb creator

#1 Post by bulos13 » 15 Feb 2015, 16:13

Hello.
I'm not sure is this a right group to tihis post, if not excuse me.
I was trying to make a bootable flash drive from the startup disk creator in ubuntu, and when I went to erase the flash drive I accidentally erased the wrong drive, a 1TB FAT32 removable drive. The operation took less than a second. After that I panicked a little and switch to Windows, which performed checkdisk on my 1TB.
Is there any chance to restore my data now? I used Testdisk, during Quick search it found only my "new" partition and only two files on it: bootex.log and recycle.bin(hiden).
I've used also advanced tools for undelete fat and also only found this two files.
Is there anything I can do now or it lost cause?
Paul

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Re: Recovery 1tb fat32 disk after using start up usb creator

#2 Post by cgrenier » 16 Feb 2015, 07:55

Run TestDisk, Advanced, select the partition, use Type to force the type to FAT32 LBA. Choose Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write and confirm. If you have a problem, please post the content of your testdisk.log file.

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Re: Recovery 1tb fat32 disk after using start up usb creator

#3 Post by bulos13 » 19 Feb 2015, 22:00

I'm terribly sorry that I'm writing so late, crazy week. I've done as You told me and test disk have found some files in some clusters but not all, and asked
"Cluster 432333, Directory / found ?"
but it was after checking 15% of the disk. Should I confirm Yes or should I look into further?

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Re: Recovery 1tb fat32 disk after using start up usb creator

#4 Post by bulos13 » 20 Feb 2015, 18:25

I found other solution. Problem solved. Thanks for Your help. :) Best regards.

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