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There's only one way I can think of that *might* work;
1) First make sure the partition type is set correctly. Use 'fdisk' to check/set the "ID".
You should have something that looks like this;
[root@linuxbox ~]# fdisk -l /dev/hda
Disk /dev/hda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 13 24322 195256320 7 HPFS/NTFS
2) Then try to use a data recovery tool (like Media Recovery) to get any data out of the partition(s).
After that, reformat the drive and reinstall the Windows Operating system.
NOTE: Notice how I said "data", not "Programs" or "Registry Settings" or "The Operating System". The drive is effectively trashed, nothing short of a full format and restore from backups will restore it to "like new" status.
Last edited by xeleema; 09-18-2010 at 12:33 AM.
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By mistake I did mke2fs to my Windows NTFS Particion
To my understanding It has Modified the inodes only,
Can I recover somehow the NTFS inodes?, I lost everything and I know the things are there.
It isn't simply a matter of "inodes only".
The people who make testdisk also do photorec - a file scraper (not just photos). Supports NTFS, but in truth I've never had a lot of luck with NTFS recovery.
I hope you do better.
Ok, I'm recovering all data with photorec, it's going to take a while and so long directory structure and file names...
After this I'll give more shots on recovering i-nodes, seems imposible though since I've no image or log of any kind.
Thank you for reply, I'll keep you posted
Is there anymore I can do?
I feel terrible, It took 2 min to ruin all my data, witch it's steel there, AGHRRRRRR
Does some know if NTFS keep a file on disk with that structure (MFT)?
Use this apliccation on your external hard drive, if you use a pen drive your external hdd will not read, at least my didnt.
And through options setect extended search (or something like that), a matching partition size and START - END will appear after you scan.
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