I will try to keep this short and informative... I have an ext4 formatted hard drive, 2TB, that was in a Ubuntu box. I wanted to use it in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 host, so I physically moved it over. I went into Windows 7 disk management, and when asked to "stat" the new hard drive, I should have selected "MBR" but selected "GPT." Now the disk is listed at 100% unallocated space. If I move it back to the linux machine, there is nothing on it. I have used TestDisk to look at it within Windows and it finds the ext4 partition, but shows no files (and tells me that the filesystem may be damaged).
I have not formatted the drive or anything else. The only action I took was to mistakenly "stat" the drive to the wrong type in Windows 7 disk management. I know my data must be recoverable but I am looking for help. Please tell me there is a relatively simple way to fix my parition and recover my data!
Thanks for any assistance and please ask for any details that will help.
Edited by hamluis, 23 November 2014 - 05:08 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.