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I am trying to recover an accidentally formatted partition using testDisk,

After selecting the partition[pic 1] and selecting Undeleted[pic 1], it says, No deleted file found.[pic 2]

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I know it's a silly question, but I just want to make sure that those data are really out of reach. Or is there anything I can do to recover them? :(

I tried to repair my partition table using bootrec.exe/FixMBR & bootrec.exe/FixBoot, can this be the reason why testdisk can't work anymore? I haven't written anything on that partition.

Is there any low level approach to retrieve all the lost data?

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    How exactly did you get those results? Here's a detailed guide on how to restore a deleted partition. Please re-try.
    – htorque
    May 23 '11 at 6:15
  • I started with creating a new log file, then selected the hard disk, then selected Intel, then selected "Advanced [Filesystem Utils]", then partition selection(pic 1), then selecting undelete, and finally is says, "No deleted file found". May 23 '11 at 12:27
  • In the tutorial, they are using, Oct 2007 version, But I am using, May 2011 version of test disk, that's why things are a little different. May 23 '11 at 12:28
  • Don't go to 'Advanced' but to 'Analyse' first (see link). My workflow: analyse, (deeper search if necessary), list files, if files look ok write changes. The basic steps from that guide are still valid for versions 6.11/6.12.
    – htorque
    May 23 '11 at 12:30
  • @htorque The list doesn't show any file that has been formattedScreenShot. It shows some rather unknown files, which may have been created for bootrec.exe/FixMBR & bootrec.exe/FixBoot commands.. :-s Should I try rewriting the partition table of that partition? May 23 '11 at 13:36
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You can try using photorec instead.

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  • Photorec only recovers photos, but I was trying to recover my whole partition. May 23 '11 at 12:19
  • If you don't have a backup then you're out of luck.
    – psusi
    May 23 '11 at 13:34
  • Isn't there any sort of extrema low level analysis? I haven't written anything on that partition. :( May 23 '11 at 13:39
  • Yea... photorec.
    – psusi
    May 23 '11 at 13:44
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    "Photorec only recovers photos". FALSE. PhotoRec knows about a great deal more than just photos.
    – landroni
    Jan 16 '14 at 21:06

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