[thelist] recovering data from a deleted partition

Raditha Dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Fri Feb 11 09:49:16 CST 2005

Rich Points wrote:

> Howdy,
> I deleted a partition on an external drive by accident.  I didn't do a 
> format on the drive.  Is it possible to recover the data?  I think I 
> know the answer but I thought I'd ask.

Depends on what filesystem that was on it. Recently, I created a new 
partition on an old hard disk (on what appeared to be empty space). 
Instead of typing mkfs as I should, i typeds in fsck and data appeared 
on it as if by magic!! I had unwittingly recreated an old partition and 
it's data turned out to be intact.

> Thanks
> Rich

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