Yet another thread of this indeed. So let me tell you what happened: I was planning to install ubuntu on a seperate partition, while still retaining windows 8. So I made a bootable usb and followed the steps to install ubuntu. Past weeks however I've been messing with linux mint and the first option it always gave me was: install linux alongside with windows. With ubuntu the first option was to overwrite windows. Out of habit I chose the first option. I immediately shut down my pc but it was too late, no bootable operating system was found.
I restarted the ubuntu usb and tried to recover my data from there using testdisk. I was always stuck at: The harddisk seems too small! The following partition can't be recovered: ... which is the partition I need to recover. Then I tried photorec but the stuff I get from that is not helping at all, maybe 1 photograph of my thousand in every file that contains hundred unusable files. Else I tried some other stuff but cant recall how it was named. Haven't tried creating a bootable windows usb, which may give me a recovery option?
I have no cd drive, an ssd of 128 gb, drive that needs to be recovered was ntfs I believe.
Can anyone help me with this? Should I go to a pc repair man or would he try the same stuff as me?
Edit: played around in testdisk again and I recovered 2 partitions I had on my original pc, however these were empty. So It's been useless to have these 2 partitions recovered. Problem is testdisk can't recover the other disks with my main data on it. And now i've looked at that main disk and it says: unallocated space. Am I doomed?