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Ubuntu 12.04/xp dual boot testdisk wrote the wrong mbr to my storage disk

Using disk Utility in Ubuntu 12.04, I inadvertently formatted my 1TB ext4 storage disk to NTFS. I was in the process of doing clean installs so I just pulled the drive and set up a usb hdd dock to ...
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Can I increase the reliability of my hard drive by using less of its' capacity?

I have a used 3TB SATA hard drive kicking around that I am planning to use as a replacement in a Win 7 box. I don't need all this capacity so was I thinking if I format it to 1TB I would increase ...
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Recover truecrypted NTFS HDD after quick format without rescue disk

The whole external hard disk NTFS partition was encrypted using TrueCrypt. I accidentally run quick format on it. I can still mount this partition using truecrypt after restoring volume header but ...
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How do I recover files from a RAW-formatted external HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important) My external HDD suddenly changed to RAW format so i can't access it anymore. Is formatting the disk to NTFS and ...
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exFAT to NTFS formatting troubles

I recently ran a chkdsk on 2.5" 230GB SATA HDD but the plug was pulled before the end of the chkdsk and since then it wouldn't boot up. Deciding to scrap all data on the HDD (no longer needed it), I ...
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How to format External Western Digital hard disk when all NTFS boot sectors cannot be written to

I want to format my external hard drive which is a Western Digital 500GB, through cmd dos command. But it fails because all NTFS boot sectors are not writable. Here are the commands I gave and what I ...
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How to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after format (NTFS)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data loss from accidental quick format Best undelete tool for NTFS/FAT? I have a question if I am able to recognize that data on HDD have been recovered after ...
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RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important)

Recently something went wrong with my external WD passport. It is not accesible anymore in Win 7 and the type is now currently RAW. I recovered all the data so formatting it is no issue. I tried ...
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how do i recover files and directory structure of an NTFS volume that was formatted as ext4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery last night (at an hour i should have been asleep) i installed ubuntu 10.10 0 onto a disk partition that had many files. the partition was ...
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Is is possible to restore the MFT of a NTFS partition after a format?

I've searched through several questions but didn't quite find anyone treating mine. So, I have a 1TB external hard drive I use for backup purposes with only 1 NTFS partition. Today using DiskPart I ...
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Windows 7 cannot format new partition for itself

I am currently running a dual boot with Mac OSX and Ubuntu. I have four main partitions right now and about 200GB of free space. One partition is an EFI partition for rEFIt, one partition is HFS+ ...
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Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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Format my bootcamp partition to NTFS

Bootcamp is telling me that my bootcamp partition (that it created) is the wrong format. Does anyone know how to format bootcamp partitions?
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Recover formatted ntfs files from ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free NTFS partition recovery I had Widnows XP running on my system and i installed Ubuntu which deleted all my drives and created a single drive in ext2 format. Now is ...
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Format an external hard disk to FAT32, only option showing is NTFS

I am trying to format an external hard disk to FAT32 (I need it to work with some hardware that expects it to be in FAT32). When I am trying to format it via Windows the only option get is to format ...
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How to get back partition information after power failure during format?

I recently began formatting a USB external drive in Windows when the power went off. When I powered the drive up again and connected it, the partitions don't show up under My Computer. When I go to ...
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Format UDF hard drive as NTFS in Windows 7

I have a MyBook hard drive that someone gave to me to format to NTFS. Right now it's UDF and windows treats it like a CD-ROM. I can't seem to figure out how to format it to be NTFS.