Need Help, external drive, accidentally clicked Format and clicked cancel right away

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Need Help, external drive, accidentally clicked Format and clicked cancel right away

#1 Post by splavik » 12 Oct 2017, 03:13

Hi guys,

Found this tool online - everyone that seems to have similar problems said this tool saved their lives!
I'm now in their positions - wife will kill me if i can't recover the drive! :S
so, have an external drive, 2 TB, with about 2/3rds full.

Was supposed to format a thumb drive, clicked format, realized which Drive it wanted to format, clicked Cancel -
now everytime i try to open the drive i get E:\ is not accessible file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

So i downloaded the TestDisk tool... tried the PhotoRec option and it started finding a bunch of files - so i figure the i'm half way home.
i'm thinking i'll use testDisk and actually fix the drive - but am not sure what to do

1) i find the drive
2) i select the Intel partition table (because it tells me intel partition detected)
3) now i'm at partition structure - tells me No partition is bootable (which it shouldn't be - its just an ext drive to store data) shows 1 P HPFS - NTFS with all these #'s
so i do Quick Search
4) Structure OK
what to do now?
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Re: Need Help, external drive, accidentally clicked Format and clicked cancel right away

#2 Post by cgrenier » 12 Oct 2017, 05:34

Press 'p' to list the files. If you see your files, choose Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.
Please copy/paste the testdisk.log file if you have problems.

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