View Full Version : URGENT: Recovering Hard Disk Partitions

05-10-2005, 12:45 PM

I have just accidentally deleted my backup partition.:eek:

I had forgotten where it was and i have overwritten the whole hard disk with an ext3 partition and then i realised what i had done.

Is there any hope of getting any of my 2 years worth of data back?

05-10-2005, 12:54 PM
It has been suggested that i use insertcd and gpart but will that help me when i have overwritten the partition?

05-10-2005, 02:51 PM
I had something similar happen to me a couple of months back, & this recovered most of my files http://support.getdata.com/
The downloaded trial version will identify the files that are recoverable and you have to buy the full version to actually recover the identified files.
Nothing to lose in seeing if it will find those files.

05-10-2005, 02:52 PM
If you have a more than one hard drive then you can use a program called Get Back Data (or something like that) to recover the files. I have found this to be very good although there are many others (not sure about free ones) some better than others, I'm sure some other people here maybe able to suggest some other programs.

05-10-2005, 03:06 PM
gpart may work, it cant hurt to give it a try right :)

You might not get all your data back though, thats the only thing

05-10-2005, 04:34 PM
I am going to give the free alternative a try - gpart and then i will have a go with the un-free ones

05-10-2005, 06:34 PM
Someone (i cant remember who) suggested testdisk to me.
It worked perfectly and all my data was recovered and its Free!

Thankyou to everyone for your suggestions

05-10-2005, 09:54 PM
That was me you Taffer! :D :p :thumbs:

06-10-2005, 09:02 AM
That was me you Taffer! :D :p :thumbs:
Thankyou bob_doe_nz you saved all my data and saved me alot of time!