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I am using FC6 in VMware, I accidently deleted my partition by using fdisk, it told me that after the restart, the partition will be deleted. Now I lost all my important data in that drive. What are the ways to recover this partition?

UPDATE

I installed teskdisk, after running it I did following

  1. After disk selection I got that /dev.hdd/ is the drive that I am looking for. So I select it.

  2. After that I go to the "Analyze" option.

  3. After a quick search it found all files I am looking for.

Now can you please tell me how to recover this partition?

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help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery –  joe Oct 19 '09 at 10:50
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Depending how you managed to delete your partition, testdisk might be able to recover it. It's available on countless live-cd including:

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+1 you were first –  harrymc Oct 19 '09 at 10:59
    
+1 for testdisk. That app has saved countless Gb of data for me. –  Simon P Stevens Oct 19 '09 at 11:33
    
Hi avelldiroll, I installed teskdisk, after running it I did following 1). After disk selection I got that /dev.hdd/ is the drive that I am looking for. So I select it. 2). After that I go in to Analyze option. 3). After quick search it found all files I am looking for. 4). Now can you please tell me how to recover this partition? –  Sunny Shah. Oct 19 '09 at 11:52
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Their should be an option to save the recovered partition table. The testdisk website has a lot of documantation. This link should describe your use-case: cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step –  avelldiroll Oct 19 '09 at 12:34
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Here are the steps I followed to recover partition.

  1. Download and extract TestDisk linux version.

  2. Run testdisk_static executable residing in linux folder.

  3. Select Option [NO_LOG], After that I got drive selection. I select the drive I deleted.

  4. Select [EFI_GPT] option, After that select [QUICK SEARCH] option

  5. Select [WRITE] option, restart computer and I recovered my partition.

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