I accidentally shut off my computer while resizing partitions, (battery ran out) and now one of the partitions is screwed. (I have a windows ntfs and a mac hfs+) However, the Mac partition still works fine. I got a new hard drive and cloned the old one onto it using clonezilla, as I was planning on using testdisk to rebuild the boot sector. However, I think it might be a better idea to just somehow gain access to my corrupted partition, copy my important files, then just wipe the drive, reinstall mac, reinstall windows, then just put all my files back in. I believe there is a way to do this in testdisk, however, I am having quite a few problems with it.
I am running testdisk on Mac OS X.
First of all, as soon as I open any device, testdisk states that it does not have write privileges, even though I set all permissions to "read and write" I think that because it is in read only mode, I am missing many features.
Second, when I attempt to do a quick search, it goes insanely slow. For some reason, the search always starts at 36%, and in the last one and a half hours, it has climbed to 37%. Is it supposed to be that slow? I might also mention that I am accessing the drive via a had enclosure with 2 USB 2.0 ports.
What would be the best possible way to recover my files? I'm not really that familiar with testdisk.
Thanks in advance for any help.
I do have to mention, I typed this all on a mobile device, so if I missed any details I'll be glad to clarify.