Recovering Files from External Hard Drive
So I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 with Win 8. I wanted to switch back to Crunchbang, so I used my USB, Unetbootin, and an ISO to make a bootable USB.
Here's the problem. At some point, I accidentally told Unetbootin to write onto my dad's external 500 Gb Seagate. I noticed this when I tried to get a debian ISO I had backed up on it, only to discover this:
Ok so the screenshot isnt doing any good...
This is all I can see on the Drive:
And it says "Crunchbang" on the left hand side rather than "Seagate"
I'm not an expert on what "exact" files a Crunchbang ISO is supposed to have, but I think thats it.
I used TestDisk to analyse the drive, and it said that the partition was too small. 500 Gb / 465 Gb or something like that.
My hope is: that Unetbootin created another partition and its the only one that registers for some reason.
I know with 99.99 % confidence, I did NOT format the drive before running Unetbootin, because I would have to have seen:
A) a visual graphic differenciating the external hard drive and the USB
B) the Format window under Windows show the size in Gb, and I ALWAYS check to make sure its the 16 Gb USB and nothing else.
Other than running TestDisk, I haven't done anything to the drive. Any help that is possible is appreciated.