HFS Partition written, cannot mount or read files

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HFS Partition written, cannot mount or read files

#1 Post by ernesthan » 01 Jul 2016, 17:47

Thank you for creating these two tools, they are a great source of hope for more than a decades of photos and work files.

My 1TB Western Digital Passport Ultra is created with 32Gb for Fat 32 (called Pitstop, and later somehow renamed to NO NAME), and the rest is a Mac OS X partition (I believe it is HFS). One day my HFS partition has gone missing, I believe that a friend has accidentally quick formatted the partition in windows (but I'm not sure).

Following the instructions on the site and forum, I have written the partition table (but 32Gb is back to "Pitstop" instead of the recent "NO NAME", and it seems to be no overlap.

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The HFS partition also appears in my Mac disk utility, but i cannot mount it. The used space indicated for HFS partition seems to be accurate of my disk space (approx 900Gb used). However, the files are all classified under "Others".
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Re: HFS Partition written, cannot mount or read files

#2 Post by cgrenier » 02 Jul 2016, 08:10

Run TestDisk, in Advanced, select the HFS partition, choose Boot and BackupBS.

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Re: HFS Partition written, cannot mount or read files

#3 Post by ernesthan » 09 Jul 2016, 13:45

Thank you for your help. I have tried, but there is no boot option. I tried backup, but there is no difference.

I have attached the log files. Not sure if I have done something wrong. Please kindly advise!
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