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Manage Partitions with GParted How-to by Curtis Gedak

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Rescuing data from a lost partition (Become an expert)

If you delete or otherwise lose a partition and realize that you need some data from the partition, there is still some hope. This recipe describes the steps to attempt data rescue from a lost or deleted partition.

Getting ready

While we hope it never happens to you, if you lose a partition by accidental deletion or by some other method and you do not have a backup of your data, this recipe may help you to rescue data from your partition. To improve the chances of rescuing data, do not write to the partition table by creating new partitions or resizing existing partitions.

This data rescue method supports searching for the following file systems: ext2, fat16, fat32, ntfs, reiserfs, and jfs. If ...

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