WD My Passport Ultra :: Lost partition Help!

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WD My Passport Ultra :: Lost partition Help!

#1 Post by Gonnex » 17 Aug 2016, 15:22

First of all, my language is spanish so I translate with Google, OK? Sorry!

When I plugged my WD 2TB, PC does not recognize.
Which option should I choose?
Disk /dev/sdb or Drive H:?
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

TestDisk is free software, and
comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

Select a media (use Arrow keys, then press Enter):
>Disk /dev/sda - 320 GB / 298 GiB
Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1862 GiB
Drive C: - 83 GB / 78 GiB
Drive D: - 236 GB / 219 GiB
Drive H: - 2000 GB / 1862 GiB

>[Proceed ] [ Quit ]
Thanks in advance!
Gonnex

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Re: WD My Passport Ultra :: Lost partition Help!

#2 Post by cgrenier » 17 Aug 2016, 19:20

H: is on /dev/sdb ( the second disk), it means the PC recognize the disk and the partition table is correct (the partition size matches the disk size)
The filesystem on the partition is probably corrupted.

Run TestDisk, select /dev/sdb, PC/Intel (probably the default choice), Advanced, select the partition, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

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Re: WD My Passport Ultra :: Lost partition Help!

#3 Post by Gonnex » 17 Aug 2016, 20:00

Thanks for the help!

After Boot option:
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1862 GiB - CHS 243197 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 243197 57 60 3906961408

Boot sector
Status: OK

Backup boot sector
Status: OK

Sectors are identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.


>[ Quit ] [ List ] [Rebuild BS] [Repair MFT] [ Dump ]
Return to Advanced menu
After RebuildBS and before List option:
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1862 GiB - CHS 243197 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 243197 57 60 3906961408

filesystem size 3906961408
sectors_per_cluster 8
mft_lcn 786432
mftmirr_lcn 244185087
clusters_per_mft_record -10
clusters_per_index_record 1
Extrapolated boot sector and current boot sector are identical.

[ Dump ] >[ List ] [ Quit ]
List directories and files
After List option:
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 243197 57 60 3906961408
Directory /

>dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 11-Aug-2016 16:39 .
dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 0 11-Aug-2016 16:39 ..
-r--r--r-- 0 0 129 12-Aug-2016 13:08 desktop.ini

Next
Use Right to change directory, h to hide Alternate Data Stream
q to quit, : to select the current file, a to select all files
C to copy the selected files, c to copy the current file
Those are not my files and folders!!!
What should I do?

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Re: WD My Passport Ultra :: Lost partition Help!

#4 Post by Gonnex » 19 Aug 2016, 18:24

Hi all!
I wanted to tell my drive back to work.
After reading a lot of cases like mine, I saw that many were running chkdsk /f, so I did just that and everything returned to normal.

Thanks for helping cgrenier!
Testdisk is the best!

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