[Techtalk] Data recovery help

RobertWichert robert at wichert.org
Thu Jan 19 02:00:12 UTC 2012

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On 1/18/2012 4:44 PM, Little Girl wrote:
> Hey there,
> Cindy Wong wrote:
>> I bought an external hard drive over the weekend and intended to
>> use it across Windows 7, Linux Mint 12, and Mac OSX Lion.  Since
>> the drive came preformatted in NTFS, I intended to format it into
>> FAT32.
>> I plugged it into Linux and reformatted the partition into FAT, but
>> I forgot to change the partition type from 0x07 (NTFS) to 0x0c
>> (FAT32).
> I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your drive, and I can't
> offer any suggestions on whether the data can be recovered, but I
> hope you kept a backup of the original data you transferred over.
> Whenever I buy a new drive, it goes into limbo, which means it gets
> connected to the machine and it gets written to and deleted from
> daily, but not with anything important. If it behaves itself well for
> a month, then it comes out of limbo and is treated as a trusted
> drive. (:

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