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From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?

#1 Post by lukasp360 » 10 Jun 2016, 04:29

Hi guys,

So last night I decide to put my backup drive to better use and network share it over our home network so anyone in our local network can access the content in such.
The drive itself is a Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 external, that is in reality just a Western Digital Green Disk Drive (Sata connection).
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After finally managing to put it in my rig properly with cable management, I opened up My Computer in Windows 10 Pro, and there was no drive.
So I opened Disk Management and was prompted immediately with a prompt to "initialize" the disk to MBR or GPT. Instantly at that point I was skeptical, but I did choose one of the options, I believe MBR.
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Then Disk Management showed the drive as unallocated and I knew I was screwed and would have to use TestDisk or similar software.
I've used testdisk before for repair on other drives, and its possible the drive was part corrupt prior to putting such in my machine (whether ejection or use elsewhere).
This drive has a good collection of data on it and was mostly (probably 75%) full from years back and paying for a premium service isn't practical in my situation which is why Im looking for some info on how to proceed further here, as to not do anymore damage and hopefully rectify my problem.

For starters, I believe the drive was formatted however it was when it shipped (so if someone has the same exact drive, would another's partition layout numbers work??? - I'm assuming not).
Given that these drives, I do believe, are meant to work cross platform (Mac/Windows) is it formatted to NTFS or ext# or ???. By default testdisk selected Intel/PC upon opening the drive (however, again it is important to note this is after me selecting to "initialize" the disk in disk management to, I believe, MBR).
Upon the first time I ran testdisk (analyse on Intel/PC), I canceled the quick-search, as I knew that there was a deep search option (hopefully to look for a segment with a backup copy of the partition info. I went to bed. Woke up, and got the following screen:
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So, I'm a bit stumped. I'm not certain as to what exactly to do next. I tried photoRec for an hour (out of an est. 6) at which point it only recovered maybe 6 files all of which were incredibly tiny (a few kbs) and no actual pertinent data of mine. If someone could explain to me what exactly I did and what would be the most beneficial to try it would be highllyyy appreciated.

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Re: From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 10 Jun 2016, 08:00

Choose Continue. Please post the testdisk.log after using Analyse, Quick Search and Deeper Search.

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Re: From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?

#3 Post by lukasp360 » 10 Jun 2016, 12:39

cgrenier wrote:Choose Continue. Please post the testdisk.log after using Analyse, Quick Search and Deeper Search.
The screen after continue is blank. There were no partitions listed on the next screen. Here's my log

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Thu Jun  9 04:43:32 2016
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=360080695296
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1500301910016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=360080695296
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1500301910016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=2000398934016
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive3) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive3
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive4
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive5
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive6
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=359553564672
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=1500299395072
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\I:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\I:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\J:
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\K:) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\K:) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\K:
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 360 GB / 335 GiB - CHS 43777 255 63, sector size=512
Disk /dev/sdb - 1500 GB / 1397 GiB - CHS 182401 255 63, sector size=512
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512
Drive C: - 359 GB / 334 GiB - CHS 43713 255 63, sector size=512
Drive D: - 1500 GB / 1397 GiB - CHS 182401 255 63, sector size=512

Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB
Partition table type: EFI GPT

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Bad GPT partition, invalid signature.
Trying alternate GPT
Bad GPT partition, invalid signature.
Current partition structure:
Bad GPT partition, invalid signature.
Trying alternate GPT
Bad GPT partition, invalid signature.

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!
Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB
Partition table type: None

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
   P Unknown                  0   0  1 243201  80 63 3907029168

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
Partition table type default to Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

Interface Advanced
New options :
 Dump : No
 Align partition: Yes
 Expert mode : No

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
BAD_RS LBA=3904092659 4449767
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 0C
     FAT32 LBA            243018 134 48 322053 234 37 1269703565
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=3904092659, size=1269703565, end=5173796223, disk end=3907029168)
BAD_RS LBA=556149148 8548185
file_pread(6,1,buffer,556149148(301968/8/21)) lseek err Invalid argument
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
     HPFS - NTFS          301968   8 21 529751 171 57 3659344201
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=4851116444, size=3659344201, end=8510460644, disk end=3907029168)
file_pread(6,16,buffer,2101428350(130807/220/36)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,1,buffer,2101428352(130807/220/38)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,16,buffer,3657578559(227673/187/34)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,16,buffer,3657578575(227673/187/50)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,1,buffer,3657578575(227673/187/50)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (2000 GB / 1863 GiB) seems too small! (< 4357 GB / 4058 GiB)
The following partitions can't be recovered:
     FAT32 LBA            243018 134 48 322053 234 37 1269703565
     HPFS - NTFS          301968   8 21 529751 171 57 3659344201

Results
Can't open backup.log file: No such file or directory
interface_load

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
New options :
 Dump : No
 Align partition: Yes
 Expert mode : No

Interface Advanced

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,14,buffer,3907031041(243201/110/47)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031055(243201/110/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,3,buffer,3907031102(243201/111/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,8,buffer,3907031118(243201/111/61)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,11,buffer,3907031165(243201/112/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907033087(243201/143/14)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

TestDisk exited normally.

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Re: From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?

#4 Post by cgrenier » 12 Jun 2016, 17:47

Can you run testdisk 7.1-WIP and let the Deeper Search reach its end ?

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Re: From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?

#5 Post by lukasp360 » 16 Jun 2016, 02:06

After the deep search, log posted here:

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Sun Jun 12 22:05:47 2016
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.1-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, April 2016
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 5.3, Cygwin32 2004.1
Compilation date: 2016-06-12T18:49:16
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 6.0
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=360080695296
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=1500301910016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdc)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdd)=2000365289472
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=360080695296
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=1500301910016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive2)=2000398934016
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive3)=2000365289472
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive4) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive4
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive5) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive5
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive6) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive6
filewin32_getfilesize(\\.\PhysicalDrive7) GetFileSize err Incorrect function.

filewin32_setfilepointer(\\.\PhysicalDrive7) SetFilePointer err Incorrect function.

Warning: can't get size for \\.\PhysicalDrive7
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\C:)=359553564672
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\D:)=1500299395072
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\E:)=2000364240896
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\G:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\G:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\H:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\H:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\I:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\I:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\J:)=0
Warning: can't get size for \\.\J:
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\K:)=7730233344
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 360 GB / 335 GiB - CHS 43777 255 63, sector size=512 - ST3360320AS, S/N:6QF2R9EC, FW:3.CHL
Disk /dev/sdb - 1500 GB / 1397 GiB - CHS 182401 255 63, sector size=512 - ST31500541AS, S/N:9XW02FHP, FW:CC34
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63, sector size=512 - WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0, S/N:WD-WCAZAA748043, FW:51.0AB51
Disk /dev/sdd - 2000 GB / 1862 GiB - CHS 243197 255 63, sector size=512 - WD Elements 10B8, S/N:WXF1A943F8RR, FW:1012
Drive K: - 7730 MB / 7372 MiB - CHS 1843 64 32, sector size=2048 - PIONEER BD-ROM  BDC-202, FW:1.07

Partition table type defaults to Intel
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0
Partition table type: Intel

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
Search for partition aborted

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
BAD_RS LBA=3904092659 4449767
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 0C
     FAT32 LBA            243018 134 48 322053 234 37 1269703565
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=3904092659, size=1269703565, end=5173796223, disk end=3907029168)
BAD_RS LBA=556149148 8548185
file_pread(6,1,buffer,556149148(301968/8/21)) lseek err Invalid argument
check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
     HPFS - NTFS          301968   8 21 529751 171 57 3659344201
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=4851116444, size=3659344201, end=8510460644, disk end=3907029168)
file_pread(6,16,buffer,2101428350(130807/220/36)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,1,buffer,2101428352(130807/220/38)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,16,buffer,3657578559(227673/187/34)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,16,buffer,3657578575(227673/187/50)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,1,buffer,3657578575(227673/187/50)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,16,buffer,3661451264(227914/204/3)) ReadFile Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,1,buffer,3907031039(243201/110/45)) lseek err Invalid argument
file_pread(6,2,buffer,3907031040(243201/110/46)) lseek err Invalid argument
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Check the harddisk size: HD jumper settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (2000 GB / 1863 GiB) seems too small! (< 4357 GB / 4058 GiB)
The following partitions can't be recovered:
     FAT32 LBA            243018 134 48 322053 234 37 1269703565
     HPFS - NTFS          301968   8 21 529751 171 57 3659344201

Results

interface_write()
 
No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

TestDisk exited normally.


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Re: From WD External 2TB to PC - Partition Table Overwrite?  Topic is solved

#6 Post by lukasp360 » 29 Jun 2016, 20:43

@cgrenier + Others: Turns outs the issue arises from the SATA to USB module in the enclosure. This little adapter has an encryption module of some sort on it, as photoRec and easeUS data recovery came up with none of my files. I popped the drive back into the adapter, ran testdisk on the detected EFI GPT type, and it instantly came up with the partition. I wrote it back to the drive and now I'm golden.

So ultimately, if you come across this issue backup your data on other drives first. Then reformat in your OS.

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