Calling all data recovery specialists,
Two days ago I broke one of my own rules. “Think before you click”. The result is that I now accidentally partly formatted my openSUSE 12.2 hard drive >:(
I have not lost anything critical, thankfully, but I would now like to see if I can do a recovery using testdisk and photorec. I let photorec rip on the drive and 12 hours later I had several thousand files. This leads me to belief that at least part of the drive is fine. I formatted the drive from Windows and it had not even shown up as 1% complete when I realised my mistake and stopped the process.
I then tried testdisk. A normal search did not find what I wanted but a deep search brought up to much! I think, I am not near the pc at the moment, it found about 12 different things. The disk has a long history so I presume it’s most of my previous installations it’s finding.
Is there any order in which it displays these findings?
I will post a screen shot when I am back home but I am a little lost. How do I know which one is the latest?