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nitinsaxena27
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Recover deleted/formated data

Post by nitinsaxena27 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Hi Team,
I am a new linux user and wanted to switch to linux mint. I had windows 10 earlier with 500gb of HD with NTFS format. While installing Linux I mistakenly chose for deleting data and cleaning up all windows. I thought this will cleanup C: drive. But now completed 500gb has been reformatted to clean slate. I some important stuff I had backed up but still want to recover some photos and documents which are very important. After fresh installation I have not copied any data to HD or istalled any software just to avoid data overwritten. Can someone help me recovering the data. Help is much appreciated.

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Re: Recover deleted/formated data

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:07 pm

nitinsaxena27 wrote:But now completed 500gb has been reformatted to clean slate.
If it's actually been formatted, then this might be a challenge. :| Regardless, while I haven't any experience with them, I've heard that PhotoRec and TestDisk are helpful in this regard.

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Re: Recover deleted/formated data

Post by all41 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:13 pm

+1 for photorec. This is part of 'testdisk' utility available in the repositories.
Being a windows partition you wish to recover you should also consider a windows recovery utility such
as Easus Partition Recovery. It is free to use and scan for recoverable files, to actually recover them requires
a license purchase.
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Re: Recover deleted/formated data

Post by nitinsaxena27 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:20 pm

Thanks for the response.
I am already trying testdisk but no luck so far. It cannot detect the partition. Also, how can I use windows utilities since I have already installed Linux on my machine.

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