LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
drsa2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Data recovery from a formatted hdd


hi
while install Ubuntu on an existing xp pro i accidentally formatted my hard disk
is there any way to get back my files
it contains e books pdfs photos music files and movies
will you help me to find out a solution
data recovery
MY HARD DISK 80GB SCSI NTFS
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
rweaver
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Louisville, OH
Distribution: Debian, CentOS, Slackware, RHEL, Gentoo
Posts: 1,833

Rep: Reputation: 163Reputation: 163
It's hard to answer that without knowing more of the situation, did you for example after the format install anything over top of the drive? What did you format the drive with? Have you been using the drive since then or did you immediately disconnect it? etc.

Typically for the right price you can restore/recover just about anything (at least partially) if you have a company who specializes in it perform the work and you've not overwritten it (and even sometimes then SOMETHING can be recovered.) That being said, the fees are enormous.

The secondary option is to purchase software that does automated recovery which is hit or miss and can be expensive.

The third option if you have enough technical acumen is to perform a recovery yourself by identifying file types (images, music, etc) by head/foot of the files and slicing them out using a data carver, but that requires a extremely high degree of skill and knowledge.

A lot of this relies on you not having overwritten data.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 26,994
Blog Entries: 54

Rep: Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745Reputation: 2745
Unfortunately it's a common topic.
Here's some posts to read if you don't mind the "requiring some degree of skill and knowledge" part:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...98#post3738198
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...94#post3607494
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...31#post3606531
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...10#post3858210
and also note the "Similar Threads" item at the bottom of this page.
Read, then ask if unsure.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Data recovery on HDD TwinsDad9901 Linux - Hardware 4 08-30-2009 12:09 PM
Recovery formatted data with ext3 disk? amaj1407 Linux - Hardware 6 07-22-2008 11:24 AM
hdd recovery program that let you choose which data to getback? frenchn00b Linux - Newbie 2 07-21-2007 06:26 AM
image recovery from formatted HD rtaft Linux - Software 1 12-06-2006 09:21 AM
recover data from formatted hdd sebastiano Linux - General 5 03-27-2006 08:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration