I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bits
I accidentally deleted a NTFS 255 GB partition using Gparted, and yes it contains LOTS of important data.
Upon realizing the deletion I haven't yet created any file-system on it. So it still shows Unallocated.
I tried Testdisk , but it shows entire partitions created from the beginning.
This sdb is my secondary drive with Xubuntu and Kubuntu on it. And that 255 GB NTFS partition was cross platform storage drive.
I am currently in sda with Ubuntu and Win7 in dual boot, which enables me to use it as Safe recovery option rather then Live USB drive.
First , should i allocate it to ? file-System for better recovery .
Second , i really need to recover data from this drive so please give me possible suggestions and proven methods of data recovery.
Third ,does Testdisk requires deleted partition to be allocated for its recovery .
I am currently trying the answer seen here http://askubuntu.com/a/24951/63025 with Testdisk scanning for partition second time, hoping to recover it.
It looks a duplicate but i can't confirm if the OP got it right. Since my first doubt is to allocate it or not.
If any clarification required please do comment ,i will add it.
Edit: TestDisk deeper search results.
The following partitions can't be recovered: Partition Start End Size in sectors > HPFS - NTFS 22241 107 11 55592 3 27 535777280 FAT32 LBA 274460 158 19 460576 228 16 2989957948 NTFS, 274 GB / 255 GiB & for FAT32 LBA 1530 GB / 1425 GiB