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Old 02-21-2010, 09:41 PM
fred smith
 
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Hi gang

I just did a really stupid thing...

I did fdisk and removed the ext3 partition on my 500GB external USB drive,
thinking I was working on a usb stick instead. ugh.

then I did 'mkdosfs' on it. ugh ugh.

Before messing with it any more at all, what good ideas can you all
suggest for trying to get my data back?

Please don't tell me it's all gone (though I"m afraid it is).

this was a backup from a Lacie 2bigNetwork that's off for repair, so
if I really have trashed it my family is gonna kill me.
Especially my son who had all his anime on the 2big.

I'm all ears....

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:16 PM
Barry Brimer
 
Default recover data on usb drive

> I did fdisk and removed the ext3 partition on my 500GB external USB drive,
> thinking I was working on a usb stick instead. ugh.
>
> then I did 'mkdosfs' on it. ugh ugh.
>
> Before messing with it any more at all, what good ideas can you all
> suggest for trying to get my data back?
>
> Please don't tell me it's all gone (though I"m afraid it is).

TestDisk <http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk>

TestDisk can

* Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
* Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
* Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
* Fix FAT tables
* Rebuild NTFS boot sector
* Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
* Fix MFT using MFT mirror
* Locate ext2/ext3 Backup SuperBlock
* Undelete files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
* Copy files from deleted FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3 partitions.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:04 AM
fred smith
 
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On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 05:16:17PM -0600, Barry Brimer wrote:
> > I did fdisk and removed the ext3 partition on my 500GB external USB drive,
> > thinking I was working on a usb stick instead. ugh.
> >
> > then I did 'mkdosfs' on it. ugh ugh.
> >
> > Before messing with it any more at all, what good ideas can you all
> > suggest for trying to get my data back?
> >
> > Please don't tell me it's all gone (though I"m afraid it is).
>
> TestDisk <http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk>
>
> TestDisk can
>
> * Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
> * Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
> * Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
> * Fix FAT tables
> * Rebuild NTFS boot sector
> * Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
> * Fix MFT using MFT mirror
> * Locate ext2/ext3 Backup SuperBlock
> * Undelete files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
> * Copy files from deleted FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3 partitions.
> _______________________________________________

Thanks Barry, it's cranking away now. We'll see if it actually
restores most or all of it.

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Mike McCarty
 
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fred smith wrote:
>
> Thanks Barry, it's cranking away now. We'll see if it actually
> restores most or all of it.

How did that come out?

Mike
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