My external HDD suddenly decided that it doesn't want to mount one of the partitions anymore. When trying to open under Windows, I got "corrupted partition. Can't open" type of error. So I just formatted that dude, but it would be nice to recover some files.
I tried with
R-Linux GUI software and was unsuccessful - could not read any deleted files. Then decided to try the good old
TestDisk in the terminal. I go to
Advanced Filesystem Utils and then for the selected partition I choose
Undelete but cannot find any deleted files.
I haven't installed any OS on top of that drive after it has been formatted. Not even a single
.txt file has been copied to the drive after the formatting.
Is the recovery of any files doomed? Do you have any magical suggestions?
P.S. I formatted the partition from Windows, and the partition itself is