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i lost my EXISTING hard disk PARTITION on run mkfs command:(((

Posted on 2004-04-12
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HI EXPERTS,

i made a stupid mistake on use of parted command; and lost all of data on my hard FAT32 partition.

i run this command : mkfs 4 fat32   and i had forgotten that 4 is an existing fat32 partition with some data on it.

is it possible to recover my data?

can anybody help me?

best regards
man_shahi
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Hi man_shahi,

Boot into windows and use one of the data recover tools listed at the following link
http:Q_20742329.html#9385907

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by:man_shahi
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i have used norton unerase before, but it find more than 5000 txt file with 4kb in size that never usefull.
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stefan73 earned 250 total points
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Hi man_shahi,
> it find more than 5000 txt file with 4kb in size
That's because your FAT is gone. All interlinking between blocks is dead.

Cheers,
Stefan
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by:man_shahi
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i got it.

i can't recover my hard disk at all; and there isn't any software that can analyze the blocks and find the relation between them.

but i wonder that if mkfs is distroyed my data, why it hasn't any warning message?
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You can still try some tool which recovers file system information ... If the information has been over written (which it seems has been) then there may not be anything left to do

>i wonder that if mkfs is distroyed my data, why it hasn't any warning message?
None of the commands in linux would normally warn you that you are removing/over writing something ... they assume that you know what you are doing ... You can click ok by mistake but it is hard to type mkfs and filesystem type and other info by mistake ;o)

That is one of the reasons why root prompt should be handled with care
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