TestDisk is free data recovery software designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error. It can also be used to repair some filesystem errors.
Information gathered during TestDisk use can be recorded for later review. If you choose to create the text file, testdisk.log , it will contain TestDisk options, technical information and various outputs; including any folder/file names TestDisk was used to find and list onscreen.
Use arrow keys to select, then press Enter key: >[ Create ] Create a new log file [ Append ] Append information to log file [ No Log ] Don’t record anything
so Create the new Log File & lets start recovering Data!
TestDisk is free software, and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
Select a media (use Arrow keys, then press Enter): Disk /dev/sda – 320 GB / 298 GiB – TOSHIBA MK3275GSX >Disk /dev/sdc – 8036 MB / 7663 MiB – Best Buy Geek Squad Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 – 10305 MB / 9828 MiB Disk /dev/mapper/lubuntu-root – 309 GB / 288 GiB Disk /dev/mapper/lubuntu-swap_1 – 10305 MB / 9828 MiB Disk /dev/mapper/sda5_crypt – 319 GB / 297 GiB Disk /dev/dm-0 – 319 GB / 297 GiB Disk /dev/dm-1 – 309 GB / 288 GiB Disk /dev/dm-2 – 10305 MB / 9828 MiB Disk /dev/dm-3 – 10305 MB / 9828 MiB
>[Proceed ] [ Quit ]
Note: Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery. If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers.
we will select the Flash Drive & Proceed
Disk /dev/sdc – 8036 MB / 7663 MiB – Best Buy Geek Squad
Please select the partition table type, press Enter when done. [Intel ] Intel/PC partition [EFI GPT] EFI GPT partition map (Mac i386, some x86_64…) [Humax ] Humax partition table [Mac ] Apple partition map >[None ] Non partitioned media [Sun ] Sun Solaris partition [XBox ] XBox partition [Return ] Return to disk selection
>[ Analyse ] Analyse current partition structure and search for lost partitions [ Advanced ] Filesystem Utils [ Geometry ] Change disk geometry [ Options ] Modify options [ Quit ] Return to disk selection
and we analyse
Disk /dev/sdc – 8036 MB / 7663 MiB – CHS 977 255 63 Current partition structure: Partition Start End Size in sectors
P Unknown 0 0 1 977 5 51 15695871
>[Quick Search] Try to locate partition
do a quick search
Disk /dev/sdc – 8036 MB / 7663 MiB – CHS 977 255 63 Partition Start End Size in sectors >P FAT32 0 1 1 976 254 63 15695442
Keys T: change type, P: list files, Enter: to continue FAT32, 8036 MB / 7663 MiB
even though we were not looking for a Partition we found one ! See the >P FAT32 ??? now type p to list the files we found that were not evident when we opened the Drive !!
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 27-Oct-2012 00:05 . drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 27-Oct-2012 00:05 .. >drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 11-Nov-2012 23:32 info drwxr-xr-x 0 0 0 11-Nov-2012 23:32 files We find more Files => As shown above move down to the info 3rd line and press your Right Arrow Key