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Accidentally wiped ntfs partition with fdisk


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#1 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:51 AM

Looks like I wiped my main data hard drive. I was trying to install a win98/XP dual boot,
and I must have deleted the wrong NTFS partition at some point.
Right now I have XP on one hard drive and the other hard drive reports as "unknown" file system.

I'm really upset and I just want some help on what are some good recovery programs for this.
So far the ones I've tried can only recover raw. (no folders or file names).
Thanks,
Frank

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:56 AM

First thing, don't use this hdd any more. Every time that you use the hdd it will overwrite files and you will lose them. I will see if I can find a application which has been used successfully here.

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#3 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:58 AM

Thanks. Yes it is by itself and I sure wont write a byte to it!

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:05 AM

You could try these two applications, it looks like one of our members has used these with success in similar situations.

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1
http://www.pandorarecovery.com/

Edit: If you would like to try other applications you might wish to look at this topic by another member with a similar problem.

Edited by dc3, 14 January 2009 - 08:09 AM.

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#5 FrankOtheMountaiN

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:09 AM

The 1st link got truncated(not working). Thank you for helping. I will try the other one.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

If you have important data on this hdd, i wouldn't advice you to try to recover it by yourself, until you know what you are doing. I think the best option would be to take it to some repair service or something like that.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:24 AM

That link does seem to have a problem, the on below worked when I tried it.

http://www.pcinspector.de/

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:30 AM

I already tried that one! PC Inspector... It saw the old name of the ntfs partition and did a recovery, but it all came up as individual files with new names. I want to see if there is some way to save the directory structure and file names.

I am trying to stay sane.

Took the day off work. I never get sick, so I'm taking a sick PC day!

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:55 AM

A reformat will remove the File Allocation Table in Windows 98 and the Master File Table in Windows XP, I'm not sure it these programs can recover either of these along with the files themselves.

Edited by dc3, 14 January 2009 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:15 AM

looks like active partition recovery is seeing the directories. A glimmer of hope!

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:17 AM

Good to hear, let me know how this works out.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:16 PM

So that program is really good, BUT, I am a dumb-ass.

When I made a fresh install of XP, I mistakenly used an old image which was pre service pack 1.
This made my disks report at 127 gigs each instead of 320 each.

I realized what I did when I ran out of recovery space after 127 gigs.
Re-installed with xpsp2 disc and I could see my data drive fine now.
Glad I didn't try to repair it!

Thanks for the help.

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