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Re: Deleted Partition Recovery ?

On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 06:12:39AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 16:35 +0500, Nayyar Ahmed wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > 
> > One of my PC have two hard-disks, one is used for
> > Linux and other for M$ windows, My young brother
> > unfortunatly have deleted the partitions of that
> > M$ windows hard-disk and by using FDISK(DOS)
> > have developed a single FAT32 partition of that hard-disk.
> > 
> > Problem was created when he told me that our all family photo
> > albums were in that deleted partitions, I am un-able to recover those
> > lost directories. Is there any solution to my problem ?
> He deleted multiple small DOS partitions, and successfully,
> validly created 1 big partition?  If so, blech.
> If you remember *exactly* how the disk was partitioned beforehand,
> maybe you could recreate those files by recreating the partitions
> and running "Norton Undelete" on that partition.

You could also try gpart, a tool that scans your disk looking for known
filesystem beginnings. However, if he also formatted the new partition,
I guess it will be difficult.


"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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