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My brother scandisked NTFS partition of my USB HDD. Safe remove didn't work safely. After reattaching the data is missing. Testdisk outputs the following (I have no undelete in Advanced). I run testdisk on ubuntu server with the hdd attached.

How should I restore (recover) the data (partition)? Those partition types in HEX are pretty weird, there is no 0x87 for NTFS

Testdisk output:

Disk /dev/sdb1 - 388 GB / 361 GiB - CHS 47179 255 63
Current partition structure:
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors

 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416

Bad relative sector.
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093

Bad relative sector.
 3 * Sys=2B               113201  29 24 147074 114 59  544175136

Bad relative sector.
 4 * SpeedStor            177063 118 26 177066 225 63      54974

Bad relative sector.
Only one partition must be bootable
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 3 * Sys=2B               113201  29 24 147074 114 59  544175136
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 2 * Sys=73               119380 132 62 153270  41 37  544437093
 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416
Space conflict between the following two partitions
 1 * Sys=4F               120527  49 53 234813 237 34 1836016416
 4 * SpeedStor            177063 118 26 177066 225 63      54974

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... and the question is? –  djechelon Feb 10 at 8:09

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First of all DO AN IMAGE of this drive! I can't stress how important that is. Use g4l, clonezilla or just dd.

When you have image work only on that image.

To recover data try open source TestDisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk or Recuva from Piriform: http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Thanks, making an image is great, just need to get a big second HDD. I tried Testdisk, but the outputs are above. I don't know how to change or recover with it –  michalzuber Feb 10 at 9:28
    
G4L and clonezilla will allow to compress image. Use gzip as it's quick and efficient. Mind you, some data doesn't compress at all! –  Chris Feb 11 at 12:37

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