External HD changed file system and deleted everything

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External HD changed file system and deleted everything

#1 Post by edgzzm » 26 Mar 2018, 21:21

While trying a certain Windows tool my external HD changed from NTFS to FAT32, deleting all my files in the process. How do I get my files back, considering the NTFS partition with everything I had was "deleted"? Do I need to change my HD back to NTFS first and them recover the files the usual way?

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Re: External HD changed file system and deleted everything

#2 Post by cgrenier » 27 Mar 2018, 06:06

Try to recover the NTFS partition using testdisk.
See https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf chapter "Recovering deleted partition using TestDisk"

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