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bsheff 10-07-2016 05:32 PM

Attempting to "un-format" a windows disk I screwed up,
 
Searching google, I saw recommendations to use Ubuntu Rescue Remix
and your site has version 12.04. My questions are:
1) Will that help me with my Windows 1.5Tb disk that now looks like 1GByte image after I specified the wrong drive letter while I was trying to format an SD Chip?
Apparently I will need a new 1.5TB disk to hold an image copy that would be ?modified or massaged to extract the data, and a bootable CD
2) It was not clear to me that anyone here used RescueRemix, or that anyone recommended it
3) ver 12.04 is 4+ years old, can there be a newer version?
4) also attempts to download an ISO image for the CD seemed to go around in circles.

please help, Bob

bsheff 10-07-2016 05:40 PM

Sorry I forgot the largest problem:
pointers to http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/
produce a "500 Server Error"
regards, Bob

fatmac 10-08-2016 02:39 PM

Sorry to see that you have zapped your disk.

Apparently you have overwritten all your disks formatting information with a 1GB disk image.
Even if you have the skills to use PhotoRec, it will be a painful & time consuming experience.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If you have nothing really valuable on the disk, put it down to experience & move on.
(It will cost a small fortune to get your disk recovered professionally.)

RadicalDreamer 10-08-2016 03:58 PM

Have you tried testdisk to fix the partition table?

I recommend trying the trial EaseUS if you have windows and see if it finds your stuff.

jefro 10-08-2016 04:06 PM

Almost every major live distro either has or can easily add in testdisk or photorec and I'd try that maybe.

There have been windows programs before that were undelete programs. Not sure if they are supported still.

You don't need as much as you may think to make a backup or clone. You might be able to compress the image size. Not sure exactly what you have or are doing either fully.


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