[PLUG] Help required

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 03:30:29 PDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM, Oyunbileg Baatar <jstbvegan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Will it  be possible to recover the windows files from the external hard
>> disc ??
> It's possible to recover entire partition with help of "testdisk".
> Whether it is windows file or linux file it can scan and recover the
> partition it self.

Even if the files have been *overwritten*?

> So try to live book Ubuntu or other OS which runs "testdisk" recovery tool.
> then scan your hard disk.
> It can recover partition which is even deleted or formatted.

I have used testdisk to do the above.   No doubt, it is a very
powerful tool but it cannot do magic.   Files overwritten by a Linux
installation on newly formatted ext3/4 partition may not be
recoverable.  From the OP, I believe this is what has happened.

> I've formatted my whole partition table and it recovered them all.

Please share your scenario detail.

It would help recover files from a 1TB clobbered ext4 file system, I
posted for help in the Chennai ILUG mailing list.

Arun Khan

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