[PLUG] Question: NTFS partition recovery through Linux

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jun 24 09:47:52 IST 2009

On 06/24/2009 08:11 AM, Ameya Rahane wrote:
> Greetings to all!
> I have a dual-boot laptop running Windows XP and Intrepid, well I had
> it that way until yesterday. I formatted the whole hard drive, and
> installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it, and created partitions for root (/),
> /home and the remaining space as an ext4 partition for all other
> files. Later on I came to know that my sister had stored some files on
> the windows drive, which was previously NTFS but now is in EXT4 area.
> My problem is that I need to recover the files.
> I know I can do a partition table recovery from Windows, through
> various softwares, and with ease. My questions is, is there any
> software for Linux (preferably Debian based) that does the same job?

You very likely have already lost the data but try testdisk


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