partiton chaos

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partiton chaos

Postby olik » Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:54 pm

Hi there,

I installed mint on a friends Pc. He had windows on it and 3 windows partitons; one with windows (c), one with files (d) and one which I was allowed to format (e) ( I thought he backt every thing up).
I formated the (e) partiton and installed mint on it, so that I had a dual boot system.
Onfortunalty I mast have done a mistake, because mint used the data (d) partiton for swap (about 26 gb!).
So mint propably formated d and changed the filesystem to swap.

How can I undo this?
Is there a datarecovery software that can get the files from the swap partiton or should I change it manualy to ntfs and try datarecovery after that?
What data recovery software should I use?

Thank you for every advice


Re: partiton chaos

Postby olik » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:28 pm

anyone? :/


Re: partiton chaos

Postby wight » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:42 pm

there are plenty of recovery tools available but unfortunately I have not found any free/open source tools that can do more than recover files by file type. The commercial data recovery solutions can recover whole directory structures. You might want to try testdisk to see if it can restore the original partition. Just google it and be sure to read the manual. (I played with it for quite a while before I broke down, read the manual and actually accomplished my objective.)

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