recovering files on my external drive

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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recovering files on my external drive

#1 Post by ImolAyrton » 10 Sep 2016, 17:19

I have an external harddrive that I havent used for a while. Now when I connect it it says I have to format it. Before that I would like to recover the files that are still on it. I found the software test disk but I cant figure out how I can recover my files.

When I use photorec and choose the disk I get this:
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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 11 Sep 2016, 08:16

Run TestDisk, select the PhysicalDisk that contains G:, Advanced, select the partition, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

If it doesn't work, you can use PhotoRec but it will not recover the original filenames.

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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#3 Post by ImolAyrton » 11 Sep 2016, 19:13

When I choose advanced, I get this:
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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#4 Post by ImolAyrton » 12 Sep 2016, 13:49

in diskmanagement the drive shows up
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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#5 Post by cgrenier » 13 Sep 2016, 06:18

Select PhysicalDrive1, not G:

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#6 Post by ImolAyrton » 13 Sep 2016, 12:42

my mistake. When I do that and boot, I get this:
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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#7 Post by ImolAyrton » 14 Sep 2016, 18:44

do I have to repair FAT?

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#8 Post by cgrenier » 15 Sep 2016, 16:53

In Advanced, choose type to force the partition to FAT32 LBA, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, choose Write, confirm Quit.
If your partition was exFAT or NTFS, choose the partition type 7 instead.

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Re: recovering files on my external drive

#9 Post by ImolAyrton » 16 Sep 2016, 11:29

which partition table type is for FAT32

and in case its NFTS, option 7 is xbox??
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