Empty partition in TestDisk while it is recoverable using photorec

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Empty partition in TestDisk while it is recoverable using photorec

#1 Post by PhiErWall » 18 Dec 2017, 17:24

Hello
i have accidentally erased my full disk while installing linux mint
it consisted of 3 partitions + the file system partition
i tried recovering them using TestDisk deep search
All of the partitions were found with their sizes, but only two partitions were showing their files when i press P
while the file system is damaged and i think it has been overwritten , the other - its name was drive two - appears empty in testdisk when i press P
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now my question is : if i change the characteristic of the two fine partition to primary partition instead of deleted then write them , will it overwrite the unchanged deleted partition (drive two) or not ?
if it won't . can i use photorec after that to recover files from the deleted (drive two)

thanks alot

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Re: Empty partition in TestDisk while it is recoverable using photorec

#2 Post by cgrenier » 19 Dec 2017, 20:58

You have to select all the partitions to keep or recover.
You can manually add (press 'a' key) a partition using the empty space between 2 partitions and use PhotoRec on this partition.

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