first of all let me thank you for this awesome software, which I think is going to save my a$$. I have formatted by mistake my 1T external usb hdd, and I'm trying to recover my partition. I think I almost got it back, but cannot mount it in the OS,
The original partition was NTFS and I formatted it in FAT32. I've followed these steps to recover (from the wiki):
After following these steps I can see my files in TestDisk, and everything seems correct both in the Advanced and Analyze menu. I see the partition, its type is HPFS - NTFS, and I can list the files in it (log attached). So I guess the recovery is almost OK.Recovery of reformatted partition
If the partition has been reformatted to another file system (FAT32 formatted as NTFS or vice-versa),
select the hard disk and the partition type
select the partition
enter the value corresponding to the previous filesystem
If you can see your files, choose Write and confirm
In Analyse, choose to rewrite the partition with the correct partition type.
Nevertheless, when I plug the HD and try to mount it I receive an error:
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Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/FreeClem: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/anna/FreeClem"' exited with non-zero exit status 13: Corrupted file $UpCase Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation for more details.
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Interface Advanced Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63 NTFS at 0/32/33 Info: size boot_sector 1953396462, partition 1953396736 1 * HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 121593 114 57 1953396736 [FreeClem] NTFS, blocksize=4096, 1000 GB / 931 GiB ntfs_device_testdisk_io_ioctl() unimplemented ntfs_device_testdisk_io_ioctl() unimplemented NTFS filesystem need to be repaired.
Thanks in advance for any help!