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So you formatted the wrong drive or deleted the wrong partition. Photorec is indeed your best bet, but as always it's no guarantee; ext2/3/4 was designed in part to make deleted files harder to recover.
no I did not deleted a partition
at lest not that I know of
it was formated from what I know
and Photorec did not find any of the files I needed
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no I did not deleted a partition
at lest not that I know of
it was formated from what I know
and Photorec did not find any of the files I needed
Oh, OK, so you did it by accident. You're probably screwed, then.
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http://www.r-tt.com/free_linux_recovery/

i've used this once or twice in windows before to recover a ext4 drive that got boinked accidentally with a test on a ext4 driver for windows.
trying
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Oh, OK, so you did it by accident. You're probably screwed, then.
I hope not
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http://www.r-tt.com/free_linux_recovery/

i've used this once or twice in windows before to recover a ext4 drive that got boinked accidentally with a test on a ext4 driver for windows.

works
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works
great yeah i discovered about a year ago, i forgot to unhook my two data drives i was testing out an experimental ext3/4 driver a friend of mine was working on for windows 7. i had a drive that i was willing to "sacrifice" for this test, but for whatever reason, i totally forgot to unhook the other ext4 drives

upon reboot for whatever reason, windows 7 decided to run a chkdsk on the ext4 drives, and "converted" them to ntfs...(not sure how or why it did it) but i lost all my data and none of the other tools were working like testdrive and photorec, so i went a googling and came across that, and was able to recover a good 90% of my data, i was happy. glad it worked for you, as you've seem to been having a bad run of luck lately with the linux
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great yeah i discovered about a year ago, i forgot to unhook my two data drives i was testing out an experimental ext3/4 driver a friend of mine was working on for windows 7. i had a drive that i was willing to "sacrifice" for this test, but for whatever reason, i totally forgot to unhook the other ext4 drives

upon reboot for whatever reason, windows 7 decided to run a chkdsk on the ext4 drives, and "converted" them to ntfs...(not sure how or why it did it) but i lost all my data and none of the other tools were working like testdrive and photorec, so i went a googling and came across that, and was able to recover a good 90% of my data, i was happy. glad it worked for you, as you've seem to been having a bad run of luck lately with the linux
I been haveing luck lately whit every thing
my am3 mobo and gtx260 die on me (PII may be bad too)
my hd got wiped
sabayon failed me (love'd it too)
my 3dfx system spung a leek (no harm done to it tho)
and a bunch of other things
but ya I'm glad I'm geting the data back

whats that dirver like
might like to try it out for my old 3dfx rig
seeing that I use it for a media system and all my vids are on a HD my linux system and set up as a network shared hd
and linux + 3dfx don't mix well


EDIT: don't worry I'm not going to pull a TFB and go back to windows
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/9/11 at 12:50am
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it be nice if all the files I'm recovering had there old names and had the same folder lay out
and not sorted by file tiype and geving a # for a name

now I have to go thogh 30tb of files one by one and find what I need
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ok I'm geting some files back
but all my vids only play the frist 5secs
????
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ok I'm geting some files back
but all my vids only play the frist 5secs
????
That's because, as I noted in your other thread:

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Ext4 destroys the directory entry when you delete a file, which obliterates the file's name, allocated blocks, and other such metadata.
Therefore, only the first contiguous set of blocks can generally be found, and that may give you only a few seconds of a large video file. All of the rest of it is likely still there somewhere; the trick is putting it back together.

As I also noted in your other thread, you're probably screwed. However, depending on exactly what you did (which I'm still not sure of) to damage your filesystem, you may have luck with extundelete (which I just learned of minutes ago).
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