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One time I was installing Windows on a server that had two hard drives: one empty one which I wanted to install Windows on, and a 30 GB hard drive ...
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- 10-17-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
How do I recover FreeBSD files from a formatted partition?
Anyway, I used the Windows installer and accidentally formated (into an NTFS partition; full format) the FreeBSD partition, instead of formatting the empty hard drive that I really wanted to install windows on.
I basically had formatted a hard drive full of family photos, and I really want to recover the files. Currently my hard drive is an empty NTFS partition and I know my files are still there from the FreeBSD partition.
Does anyone know of a fast way to recover lost FreeBSD files from an NTFS formatted hard drive?
Thanks for your help!!
- 10-17-2008 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Welcome to the forums!
You might be able to recover them using either TestDisk and/or PhotoRec.
Both can be found here:
TestDisk - CGSecurity
Good luck with your recovery efforts.oz