I wanted to format a usb stick, but since I was rushing, I accidentally formatted a LUKS partition. I dismounted it immediately and have not used it at all. When opened, it is the same partition, and the same size, just empty now with only a "lost and found" file. i guess all my files are still there, but how to access them?

Is there any way to recover my LUKS partition?

I'm on 16.04


  • I am really doubtful about that... – George Udosen May 2 '17 at 6:28
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    How big is that lost+found file? – Jos May 2 '17 at 7:35
  • So you're saying the partition was encrypted, and then you formatted it? unfortunately I doubt there is much you can do besides be sure to make and maintain backups. – Gordster May 2 '17 at 8:02

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