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> Help! Can I restore an EXT2 partition?
post May 1 2009, 04:59 AM
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Greetings All,

I have a hard drive partitioned into a number of primary and extended partitions. One of the extended partitions (EXT2 formated) for some unknown reason has become unallocated (according to GPARTED). There was a LOT of
important data on this disk that had not yet been backed up elsewhere. I suspect the data is still there, but I have no idea how to restore the partition to life.

If some kind soul could post some detailed steps that can be used to recover this lost partition, it would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanx in advance.

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post May 5 2009, 11:54 PM
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Well, there are a few ways. If you're running a dual boot and you need to get some files off now, you can try DiskInternals' Linux Recovery:

Chances are it will run on Vista, like Linux Reader does, but you might have to use the directory tree to navigate.

Other than that, you can try gpart, which got my data back. - An article i found from a quick Google.
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