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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Would deeper search be able to find a folder, or just specific files? If so, that might be harder than Photorec for me.

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Testdisk will find folders with the full file name if deeper search works.

    Photorec only finds file extensions and may find previously deleted files also.
    Last edited by oldfred; September 19th, 2012 at 05:12 AM. Reason: typo
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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    That's great, thank you! I'll have to buy an external hard drive, so I'll try that ASAP and then let you know. It sounds promising. I hope deeper search works.

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Alrighty! Time for some results, now that I've got the external hard drive.

    Trying testdisk (analyse) for Intel, results:
    Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
    Current partition structure:
    Partition Start End Size in sectors

    1 P EFI GPT 0 0 2 267349 89 4 4294967295

    Warning: Bad ending head (CHS and LBA don't match)
    No partition is bootable
    Testdisk for UEFI:
    Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63
    Current partition structure:
    Partition Start End Size in sectors

    Bad GPT partition entries, invalid checksum.
    Photorec for sda shows me this:
    Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB (RO) - ST9500325AS

    Partition Start End Size in sectors
    No partition 0 0 1 60801 80 63 976773168 [Whole disk]
    > 1 P EFI GPT 0 0 2 267349 89 4 4294967295
    I'm guessing that I go with 1 P EFI GPT?

    Which shows this:
    Please select a destination to save the recovered files.
    Do not choose to write the files to the same partition they were stored on.
    Keys: Arrow keys to select another directory
    C when the destination is correct
    Q to quit
    Directory /home/xubuntu
    >drwxr-xr-x 999 999 680 7-Oct-2012 01:55 .
    drwxr-xr-x 0 0 60 6-Oct-2012 21:26 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 60 6-Oct-2012 21:26 Desktop
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Downloads
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Public
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Templates
    drwxr-xr-x 999 999 40 6-Oct-2012 21:28 Videos
    -rw-r--r-- 0 0 40960 7-Oct-2012 01:55 photorec.ses
    How do I designate it to save to my external hard drive? Is it one of the first two options?

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Did you mount the other directory? I do not know if xbuntu, but if you click on a folder in the file browser it will mount it.

    You did create partition(s) and format them on the new drive?
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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    I actually don't really know what that means. Mount which other directory?
    Do you mean like I did before with sudo mount /dev/sda?

    And create new partitions on the external hard drive? No, how do I do that?

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Depending on what type of drive you purchased, it probably is not partitioned nor formated. If an external drive it may be formated FAT32 which you do not want.

    gparted & fdisk instructions:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...gANewHardDrive

    GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
    Screenshots of using gparted
    http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted
    Partitioning basics with some info on /data, older but still good bodhi.zazen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...data+partition
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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    Can I format it on another computer?
    And it says on the website that if it's to be used between Ubuntu and Windows, it should be formatted FAT32. If I'm using an ext3 system, how will I later use my new external hard drive on a computer running windows?

    So after I've formatted it, I should be able to find it with Photorec in order to copy the files onto it?

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    NTFS, not FAT32. You must be looking at a very old website or its author had some reason for using FAT32.

    NTFS is preferable and readable between the two (Win installs on NTFS). Win won't read EXT* so a shared partition between the two is the easiest.

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    Re: GParted says hard drive is "unallocated"

    If you are backing up system then it should be LInux for permissions & ownership.

    But if sharing with Windows only data NTFS is much preferred over FAT32. FAT32 has a limit of 4GB files and does not have a journel, so issues take longer to fix or may not be fixable with chkdsk.
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