NTFS filesystem recovery

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Mon Feb 1 06:26:27 UTC 2010

Quoting Shashikant Joshi <joshishashikant at yahoo.com>:

> Hi,
> I had Windows Vista and NTFS file system. Now I have installed the  
> UBUNTU 9.10 but unknowingly i have selected "erase hard disk and  
> format ext filesystem" option.
> Please let me know how i can recover my data which was in NTFS filesystem.
> Any link to software/utility would be highly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Shashikant

I had a similar situation and what I did was to immediately stop using  
the drive, mount it read-only in another system and recover the data  
using the "foremost" program. It meant a lot of tedious sorting  
through many small and damaged files but it gave me back a lot of  
usable information. Good luck!



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