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Old 02-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Recovering from NTFS


hello
I'm sorry, maybe this was talked before, I belive I'm not the only one making the same mistake for several times... lol ... I searched but I couldn't find helpfull subjects.
If someone could help me it would be very nice


well... it is to simple.
I had Windows XP running with NTFS filesystem, for some reason I don't realy know, the windows boot just gone and I decide to install definitivly Mandriva Linux on the same disk, I formated it and configured linux. Sadly I forgotted some files on the Desktop (I usualy use a external disk to save files)... today I remember that, they are pictures... is some software like "Get Data Back" (for windows) that can recover NTFS (on Linux)?
It happens for some days ago, but not to much, I even almost didn't use the same disk... maybe it is still there

thank you a lot

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Old 02-03-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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If I understand you correctly, you re-formatted the disk and then installed Linux as the only Operating System. If so, there is a very low probability that any of the old files are recoverable.

To be sure we have covered all of the bases, please run "fdisk -l" as root, and post the output here. If you know, also please tell us how the disk was partitioned for Windows.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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I had one only particion when I was using Windows.
for now I have 5 or 6 partitons. root, usr, var, var/www, windows FAT32 (for wine, maybe :P) ... I don't realy remember the reast, I am not on my pc

well, I'll run such command you tolled me and so I'll quote it

thanks a lot
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3878 31150003+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 3879 9730 47000709 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 3879 5235 10900071 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda6 5236 5999 6136798+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 6000 6652 5245191 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 6653 7324 5397808+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 7325 9602 18298003+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda10 9603 9730 1022647+ 83 Linux


well this is the same disk I'd format
 
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Well, you have filled the disk with new partitions. This makes it less likely that you can recover any earlier data---but still not impossible.

First, don't write to the disk.
Second, if the data is really valuable, consider making a clone before you do anything else. Also consider using a professional recovery service.

I have no personal experience with recovery SW, but Google will give you lots of leads.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 07:35 AM   #6
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