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Old 09-26-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Question Confused newb - UFS, NTFS etc.. ?


Here's my situation :

I had a samsung 1TB HDD that I used for storing data, on an xp machine, so it was formated as NTFS.

I moved this HDD to another machine and installed Freenas on it, and the installation worked fine (fyi, I used the tutorial posted here : )

During the installtion, Freenas installed it's system files to a new small UFS partion.

After finishing the setup, I realised that I had changed the file system of the other partion (980gb, previously NFTS) to UFS and now I don'T know how to go back. I had about 400gb of data on it and I'm pretty sure it's still there, but don't know how to get it back.

I tried messing around with recovery software such as R-Studio, and I was able to see some of my files so I know they're still there.

After quite a bit of googling around, the only solution I seem to find is using gparted which is a tool to modify partions file system without loosing data, but I'm afraid to use it.

So is there a way to browse NTFS data on a UFS partition and convert it so FreeNas can see my files ? Or is there a way to put the partition back to NTFS so I can back up my data to another drive before I lose something valuable ?

thank you for your suport,
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