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Sören Schneider 03-27-2006 08:38 AM

Howto recover lost and formatted data on lost partitions.
 
Howto recover lost and formatted data on lost partitions.

You have only to remember +/- of how your HD was partitioned.
In my case it looked like this

HD with 80G

HDA1 Windows 5G VFAT Windows c:
HDA2 Windows 35G Windows d:
HDA5 Extended 40G
HDA6 SWP 256M
HDA7 / ReiserFS 5G
HDA8 /company 10G
HDA9 /songs the rest of HD

So I knew that my company's data was on a partition between 45G and 55G of the HD.
Then I made this:

New installation of LINUX
Don't be afraid to format the partitions because Foremost ignores POINTERS

HDA1 Windows 5G
HDA5 Extended 75G
HDA6 SWP 256M
HDA7 / ReiserFS 5G
HDA8 /company ReiserFS 55G
HDA9 /recovery ReiserFS 15G

So all my old data should be in de "new" "/company" partition.
Log in as ROOT and install the program to (in this case HDA9 /recovery)
Please check the man page (man foremost) for details and your needs!!!

I executed this form the "recovery"-partition:
./foremost -v -s 50000000 -T -t jpg doc pdf -i /dev/hda8

The program started with search after block 50.000.000 created a folder with timestamp in /recovery and recovered JPGs PDFs
and DOCs

Good Luck!!!

By the way, this works with all kind of memory (Flashcards, HD, Penstick...)
Just mount and foremost!

Now everyone can start open a RECOVER-COMPANY.


Sören

teluguswan 04-05-2006 04:08 AM

thanks
 
Thanks for the information posted here


thanks

Sören Schneider 04-05-2006 06:38 AM

I'll help where ever I can


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