Restore ExFat Partition

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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hazelsteacup
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Restore ExFat Partition

#1 Post by hazelsteacup » 22 Aug 2016, 02:31

Hi,

So, the exfat partition on my secondary harddrive gets screwed up every now and then, but the usual fix wasn't working and I ended up attempting to use DD to fix it. WHOOPS, that erased the partition table for that partition and also the HFS partitions on the same drive.

I ran TestDisk and it detected the HFS partitions just fine, but the exFat partition is labeled "unknown", and I can't figure out how to select ExFat. Do I have to just copy all the files to an external HD (since I see it says testdisk can do that), or is there way to recover that partition also?

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Re: Restore ExFat Partition

#2 Post by cgrenier » 23 Aug 2016, 06:32

Once the partition table has been rewritten, go in Advanced, select this partition, choose List and copy your files.

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