Recovering a ntfs partition after format to fat32

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Recovering a ntfs partition after format to fat32

#1 Post by aaa801 » 31 Jul 2012, 19:06

Hi, i acidently formatted a ntfs drive to fat32, the drive hasnt been written to since this,
There any way to get back the original partition and files?

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Re: Recovering a ntfs partition after format to fat32

#2 Post by Fiona » 31 Jul 2012, 20:37

Might be this procedure;
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Data_Rec ... _partition
Your partition should be still in the partition table, because you didn't delete it?
In the menu Advanced, you can change your FAT32 drive to NTFS.
Easily check the menu Type and confirm with enter.
Confirm with enter to proceed.
Now at the right your cursor should be blinking.
Type the partition ID 07 for NTFS
Now you would be able to use the menu "Boot".

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Re: Recovering a ntfs partition after format to fat32

#3 Post by aaa801 » 01 Aug 2012, 00:57

I tryed that and did the rebuild BS

TestDisk 6.14-WIP, Data Recovery Utility, July 2012
Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
http://www.cgsecurity.org

Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - CHS 243201 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
1 P HPFS - NTFS 0 0 3 243201 80 63 3907029166 [UNTITLED]

Boot sector
Status: Bad

Backup boot sector
Status: Bad

Sectors are not identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access
any data; even if the partition is not bootable.




>[ Quit ] [Rebuild BS] [ Dump ]
Return to Advanced menu

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Re: Recovering a ntfs partition after format to fat32

#4 Post by briton674532 » 17 Aug 2012, 08:12

Hi....
I read your problem and i want to suggest you to use the best partition recovery software as i too had used this software when i was in the same problem. With the help of this tool, you can recover NTFS partition data after MBR corruption. So, don't panic and download this tool to check the recovery results on the site given below. :roll:

http://www.bestpartitionrecovery.com/re ... fter-mbr-c
orruption.html

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