I'm throwing myself upon the mercy of those who may know more about recovering data.
I've been following this tutorial with TestDisk on a 250 GB NTFS disk for a friend of mine.
I get "The harddisk (250 GB / 232 GiB) Seems too small! (< 1317 GB / 1227 GiB)
The following partition can't be recovered:
(The "S" in "Start" starts over the space between the 4 and the 1; the "E" over the 5 in 160335 and the "S" in "Size" over the 8 in 38)Code:Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 71284 189 15 160335 186 38 1428837000
Below "[ Continue ]" it says "731 GB / 681 GiB"
After I continue It's listed as the second partition (with the files in it when you press "P") and it says:
Disk /dev/sda - 250 GB / 232 GiB - CHS 30402 255 63
I want that partition... but I'm stuck at what to do with these errors. I'm not really a disk expert.Code:D HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 6373 254 63 102398247 >D HPFS - NTFS 0 32 33 30401 42 41 488392704
I have to say there were some bad sectors on this disk, and a lot of reallocates in SMART, I just want the disk readable to get the files off it. Perhaps I'm using the wrong option and should try the copy feature? I don't think it copied anything when I tried it to another NTFS disk.
It's running off of a live CD with PartedMagic right now. It's a Western Digital WD2500js - so I'm sure it's a 250 GB drive.
(I've also given her a lecture or two on backup. )