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I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using TestDisk.

After selecting the partition and selecting Undeleted, it says, No deleted file found.

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I know it's a silly question, but I just want to make sure that the data really is out of reach. Or is there anything I can do to recover them?

I tried to repair my partition table using bootrec.exe/FixMBR and bootrec.exe/FixBoot; can this be the reason why TestDisk doesn't work any more? I haven't written anything on that partition.

Are there any low level approaches to retrieve all the lost data?

  • hm.. that looks nothing like what i saw on the recovery process, using this howto cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step - in this situation you are supposed to run the deeper analysis process to try to find it again. – Journeyman Geek May 23 '11 at 15:19
  • I started using, Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro and It successfully recovered some files. But, I sill want to make a image of the damaged partition. What software can I use to make image that should be widely recognizable by many recovery softwares? – Quazi Irfan May 24 '11 at 18:58
  • Successfully retrieved around 14GB of my documentations :) – Quazi Irfan May 24 '11 at 22:16
  • ddrescue is probably your best bet. gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html – Journeyman Geek May 24 '11 at 22:28
  • @iamcreasy - How did you end up recovering your files? Did you use TestDisk or OnTrack? – Motivated Dec 29 '15 at 19:50

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