a friend of mine asked for help when unintentionally formatting an HDD on a MAC. It is an INTENSO 3 TB and she used the disk to transfer data from the MAC to some (music) devices only capable of reading Windows-FS. I don't know what the original FS was (FAT or NTFS) and my friend doesn't know as well.
When checking the partition table with parted I see following result:
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Error: The partition's data region doesn't occupy the entire partition. Ignore/Cancel? i Model: Intenso USB 3.0 Device (scsi) Disk /dev/sdc: 3001GB Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B Partition Table: mac Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 4096B 262kB 258kB Apple 2 262kB 3001GB 3001GB fat32
I tried to recover the partition with testdisk using different configurations (EFI, Intel, Mac), but to no avail . The only files that can be recovered are files created by Mac (directory .Spotlight-V100).
PS: I do have logs of the various testdisk runs which I can post on demand. I want to keep at least this first posting clear and not overloaded