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Recovering an NTFS partition: TestDisk Step By Step – CGSecurity

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/07/08

Recently I had the NTFS partition table of  a 2.5 inch USB disk fail because somehow I didn’t correctly attach the split-USB cable: the disk didn’t get enough power, and Windows decided it should overwrite the partition table.

The free TestDisk tool by GCSecurity came to the rescue: TestDisk Step By Step – CGSecurity.


One Response to “Recovering an NTFS partition: TestDisk Step By Step – CGSecurity”

  1. IL said

    Thanks! Unfortunately I didn’t know TestDisk also works under Windows when accidentally deleted logical partition. Free EASEUS Partition Recovery 5.0.1 recovered it flawlessly. TestDisk proved to be useful when resizing process of notebook’s FAT32 service partition and NTFS C: with gparted or partedmagic haven’t completed successfully in the way that sizes of NTFS partition in partition table and NTFS boot sector were different. I’ve followed manual process of editing boot sector thanks to the thorough manual posted on GP or PM support forum but TestDisk scan calculated correct size too and could free a lot of my time.

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