recovering files IMPORTANT
first: shame on me because i used partition magic to resize my partition; and now i have a disaster!
so, here is how all this startet:
i have windows 98 running on a seperate hd for gaming but i needed more storage space.
so, i decided to small down one linux partition to get 10G free space.
i startet partition magic (this was the mistake) and all went without problems. i had 10G free space but the problem was that i already had 4 primary partitions. the last thing i had to do was converting the 4th partition from primary to an extented one. i thought that this wouldn't take so long because its just an entry in the partition table. But partition magic startet again to move 40G of data. DAMN. again 6 hours of waiting. but finally windows crashed and there was no other way to end it, i had to reboot. now i have the following problem:
the partition type is something special of partition-magic-type and i had no access to my data. i deletet (now under linux :) ) the partition and made a new one exactly with the same blocks the old partition ( the one with that partition-magic-type) had. i can see now some of my old data but most of them are lost. and some directories are now simply files with a size of e.g. 3.5Gigabyte ! or some directories i had before are now one text-file or a symbolic link. another problem is that du -s gave me a total size of 800 Terabyte !!
my question is now: is there a tool for linux that searches files and directories and restores them? i didn't change any files on that partition only deletet 7 files which i could not access.
i need help PLEASE
thanks in advance
P.S: for everyone out there: NEVER USE PARTITION MAGIC ;)