Can you bring back NTFS system that was formatted to HFS+

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bencuri
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Can you bring back NTFS system that was formatted to HFS+

#1 Post by bencuri » 03 Sep 2018, 16:21

Accidentally my Windows 10 OS NTFS sytem was reformatted to HFS+ when trying to create an OSX install disk, and 6gb of data has been written onto the newly formatted partition (the installer). I wonder if it would be possible to bring back the NTFS system so that I could see at least a part of the directories if I plug the drive to a Windows laptop. I have project files I should rescue but PhotoRec don't search for them. The partition is near to 500GB, so I guess if 6Gb was written to it, most of the data should be accessible. Can TestDisk do this?

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Re: Can you bring back NTFS system that was formatted to HFS+

#2 Post by cgrenier » 04 Sep 2018, 06:01

Run TestDisk, Analyze, Quick Search, Stop, Deeper Search, Stop.
Check the list of partitions, if you see your NTFS partition, set it to P(rimary). On next screen, choose Write, confirm, BackupBS, confirm, Quit and restart your computer.

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