I was having a moment of distraction and accidentally checked the format option and started formatting an encrypted ext4 home partition with ext4 - losing access to files. I stopped it in the middle of the process when i noticed what it was doing. I was using the mint debian xfce installer which did the formatting.
I made an IMG file via dd of the partition. (is it possible to work with this and mount this without turning it into an iso?)
How do I if I can, get it back? "no errors" were reported scanning the partition afterwards with harddrive tool.