I accidentally unplugged one of my HDD's from power while running. When I boot now, the name of the drive is display as: zzzzzz and some other funny characters. Which is the best recovery tool for that on Linux/Ubuntu?

The HDD is NTFS formatted and has about 500GB.

Greetings, p.


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Try testdisk.

To install, open a terminal and enter

sudo apt-get install testdisk

The recovery starts with

sudo testdisk

There will be a menu driven routine to recover partitions.

First select create to start a recovery: Menu after start

Then select your disk:

disk selection

and the partition table type (I have intel):

partition table type seletor

The last step is to hit Analyse:

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