Help with deleted partition recovery

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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LividDwarf
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Help with deleted partition recovery

#1 Post by LividDwarf » 10 Oct 2016, 16:21

Hello,
I was going to delete a partition from an external drive and reformat... Unfortunately I did this to an internal 2TB drive I use for storage.
Using Gparted from Linux, I deleted a NTFS partition and created an ext4 partition. I have not written anything new to the drive/partition.
Am I doomed? What tests do I need to run to see if I can restore the NTFS partition? Or at least recover data?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Help with deleted partition recovery

#2 Post by cgrenier » 10 Oct 2016, 19:24

Run TestDisk, Analyze, Quick Search, Deeper Search, use the arrow keys to switch the NTFS partition to *(bootable). On next screen, choose Write, confirm, BackupBS, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

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Re: Help with deleted partition recovery

#3 Post by LividDwarf » 10 Oct 2016, 19:46

Fantastic, thank you.
Two quick questions. Should I leave the ext4 partition in place? And is there any benefit/downside from running test disk through my Linux install vs a live usb?

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