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Palal
April 25th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Upgraded my main laptop to 9.04 yesterday without too many problems. Went to upgrade my EEE PC this morning. Downloaded the image and started writing to a drive.

The problem is I wrote to my 750GB external drive, not to the 1GB flash drive. (I have backups of most data on another drive, so most of it isn't a problem).
:lolflag:

To complicate matters, that partition was NTFS.

Any way to recover the data?

DracoJesi
April 26th, 2009, 12:02 AM
http://ntfsundelete.com/

http://www.recuva.com/download

and for linux

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Palal
April 26th, 2009, 12:42 AM
So one of the problems is that the partition table was deleted, so these windows utils are of no use. Trying PhotoRec to see what I can recover. Thanks.

DracoJesi
April 26th, 2009, 02:51 AM
ah, see I was wondering about that, I didn't know if you had installed Linux before since you were using a NTFS file system on the external enclosure, didn't know what OS, I got two for each just in case :)

Palal
April 27th, 2009, 08:26 AM
I actually have both Ubuntu and Windoze installed... although I use ubuntu 99% of the time these days.

Problem solved. Used "R-Studio" (Windows) to recover files from the lost partition.