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I'm trying to recover data from an internal HDD with no OS running Ubuntu 12.04 from an usb drive. With fdisk-l I get this:

   Device  Boot    Start        End      Blocks  ID  System
/dev/sda1             63  976771119  488385528+  42  SFS

I don't know what to do, thanks for helping this poor noob

  • Any reason you're using SFS File System? – Mitch May 1 '13 at 3:55
  • no, as long as I remember it was NTFS i don't even know what SFS is – Axel Mejía May 1 '13 at 5:53
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Try this to fix:

You need to use the ntfsfix command, which is part of NTFS-3g. NTFS-3g should be installed by default. If for some reason its not, then just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

Once done, run this command in terminal:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1

You may have to convert the volume. To do that you might want to take a look at this.

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  • done, but it still has the same error and with fdisk-l it still says it is SFS System – Axel Mejía May 1 '13 at 6:31
  • How did you solve it? – Mitch May 1 '13 at 19:39
  • Weird, this did solve a similar problem I've got :) – diegoaguilar Nov 6 '13 at 23:13

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