Hello Mint forums,
I am not new to Linux, but this is something I have not encountered before.
I have installed LMDE today, after which I decided to use gparted to resize and move a partition on a secondary hard drive I use for storing media.
While I was waiting for this to finish I decided to change a few settings of the Cinnamon DE. After editing a few Compiz settings I clicked on the option "Reload window manager" via the right click on the compiz fusion tray icon. This had the unfortunate effect of killing the whole session (is this a known issue?), presenting me with the MDM login screen again.
I then used gparted to "check" the partition (which I think performs an fsck), which has given me roughly 80% of my expected data. The resize seems to have been successful, but some data is in the wrong place, e.g. some of my music files actually contain audio from movies I had (which are now completely gone). Most stuff seems OK, but accessing some files just causes errors.
I have tried running testdisk, but a deep search can only recover previous partitions, and not the current one in it's state before the resizing.
So 2 questions:
Is there any way to recover the data?
If not is there any way I can easily weed out the data that is no good? Like I mentioned above some files are 100% there, but others are not, and it would be nice to know what albums are corrupted without having to listen to them all the way through.