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Using testdisk to recover deleted files [SUCCEEDED!]

Postby edbarx » 2009-07-05 22:32

I am trying to recover files from a deleted but not formatted partition. The program I am using is TestDisk. The partition that I want to recover was an ext3 partition and the disk contained ext2, ext3 and one ntfs partition that is still intact. TestDisk is presenting me with these options, which one should I choose to test for the deleted ext3 partition?

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Please select the partition table type, press Enter when done.
[Intel  ]  Intel/PC partition
[EFI GPT]  EFI GPT partition map (Mac i386, some x86_64...)
[Mac    ]  Apple partition map
[None   ]  Non partitioned media
[Sun    ]  Sun Solaris partition
[XBox   ]  XBox partition
[Return ]  Return to disk selection
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Re: Using testdisk to recover deleted files (hopefully).

Postby bugsbunny » 2009-07-05 22:54

Standard PC?

[Intel ] Intel/PC partition
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Re: Using testdisk to recover deleted files (hopefully).

Postby edbarx » 2009-07-06 06:27

@ bugsbunny

Thanks. Yes, the computer is a Pentium 4 machine. I found a good guide at: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/420

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The deleted partition disk area from which I want to recover files is still marked as unformatted space. The problem is that it was an partition in the extended partition. testdisk is detecting the partition but it lists only two directories, namely parent (..) and current (.). When I try to browse deeper I do not succeed.

Is there anything else I can do with testdisk before trying another utility?
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Re: Using testdisk to recover deleted files (hopefully).

Postby julian67 » 2009-07-06 06:39

A much better guide to using testdisk is found at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

Make an image of the deleted partition and work on that, not the original. You should probably select "[None ] Non partitioned media" as the partition table type, and you will then be offered further options including 'Analyse' which will search for deleted partitions.
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Re: Using testdisk to recover deleted files [SUCCEEDED!]

Postby crowley213 » 2017-08-30 08:47

testdisk dont have GUI for less-advanced users.I was uncomfortable with it. In the past I have recovered files from drives using Pandora Recovery https://www.pandorarecovery.com/undelete-files.html Once helped a co-worker that had her SD card go wacky on her and she thought she lost all her photos on it. I recovered about 98% of them with a few that showed up with some of the photo missing.
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