Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Free NTFS partition recovery after disk was formatted in Mac OS X

Free NTFS partition recovery after disk was formatted in Mac OS X

I have a 1Tb disk which was partitioned into a ~700gb ntfs disk and a 300gb HFS+ (Mac OS X). I've accidentally allowed Mac OS X to wipe the hard-disk and create a single HFS+ partition over the hard-drive. I want to recover my NTFS partition.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 39
Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

"Other free utilities you can try are:


DiskDigger can recover files from any
type of media that your computer can
read. This includes USB flash drives,
memory cards (SD, CompactFlash, Memory
Stick, etc), and of course your hard
drive. The types of files that it
recovers include photos, videos,
music, documents, and many other

DiskDigger can even scan reformatted
or badly formatted disks (disks to
which Windows can’t assign a drive
letter), and even disks with bad
sectors. It bypasses the Windows file
system drivers and scans your disk
directly. It has its own built-in
support for the following file
systems: FAT12 (floppy disks), FAT16
(older memory cards), FAT32 (newer
memory cards and hard disks), NTFS
(newer hard disks), and exFAT
(Microsoft’s new successor to FAT32).

PC INSPECTOR File Recovery 4

PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.
Here are some of the new features in PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4.x
- Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged
- Recovers files with the original time and date stamp
- Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives
- Recovers files, even when a header entry is no longer available. Competition products cannot recover such files. The ""Special Recovery Function"" supports the following disk formats: ARJ AVI BMP CDR DOC DXF DBF XLS EXE GIF HLP HTML HTM JPG LZH MID"
Guest [Entry]

GetDataBackNTFS is your answer. It can help you recover from deleted files, partition remappings, and even complete format, wipe and reloads of Windows. It has saved my quite a few times, but is not free to use. The same company also offers a program for FAT32 formatted partitions, if needed
Guest [Entry]

"you could use photorec, testdisk or just give up. It's going to be a long and painful process regardless

The main problem is that the inner tracks of data (making an assumption, you don't really care about the context of where just that it happened) will have been overwritten, and are most likely where the data you want is. However, it's unlikely the outer tracks were overwritten, so if there was more data on there BEFORE it was reformatted and NOW, then you can probably recover some of the data."
Guest [Entry]

"Test Disk is Free and should get the job done.