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Old 03-25-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question Recovering deleted partition


Hey all,

Recently i nedded space.
I used a hard-drive split in different partitions, backedup data, removeed all paritions and format the hwole disk whith a new filesystem.

However.....I discovered i forgot some data in the backup :/

Are TestDisk and PhotoRec tools able to recover data from a disk where a new filesystem was installed ?

Thanks

NB: on a security point of view, people says that u need to reformat 3 or 4 times a disk to erease everything. Therefore, it may remains some data on my disk...
 
Old 03-25-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hey all,

Recently i nedded space.
I used a hard-drive split in different partitions, backedup data, removeed all paritions and format the hwole disk whith a new filesystem.

However.....I discovered i forgot some data in the backup :/

Are TestDisk and PhotoRec tools able to recover data from a disk where a new filesystem was installed ?

Thanks

NB: on a security point of view, people says that u need to reformat 3 or 4 times a disk to erease everything. Therefore, it may remains some data on my disk...
Hi,

Please see this how to recover deleted partitions on linux
 
Old 03-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #3
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If you had only deleted the partition table, then rescue could be done. But your posting said that you already formatted the entire disk. There are some special and expensive companies able to recover some amount of data from re-formatted disks, but there is no easy and free solution to recover from such a disaster on your own. It seems that your non-backed-up data is gone. Sorry!

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Are TestDisk and PhotoRec tools able to recover data from a disk where a new filesystem was installed ?
Maybe.
The format process doesn't (re-)write the entire partition. Those tools scan looking for known filetype signatures.
Of course, there is no guarantee any files found are complete/intact - and you may not be even able to tell.
 
  


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