I Accidentally deleted a partition, using gparted. It contains valuable data. Can I get the data back?

  • Google for how to use testdisk. I suggest imaging the drive first. – derobert Jan 3 '15 at 23:51
  • The data is still there, you need to somehow discover the start and end block numbers, and fix the partition table. I have no idea how to discover them. As I have only done this when I had previously written down the 2 numbers on a bit of paper. However it should be possible, if the file system has enough structure to be detected using appropriate tools. – ctrl-alt-delor Jan 3 '15 at 23:55
  • sir actually i have two OS in laptop i deleted one OS then it is saying operating system not found. then i used to gparted to modify boot record but i did not do that and unexpectedly one D partition is deleted and remaining C E are still there as it is which are working fine. now testdisk will work? – Srirangam Vamshikrishna Jan 7 '15 at 10:17

If all you did was delete the partition and not reused its space, then the program testdisk should have no trouble finding and recovering the partition.

Take this as an opportunity to learn the lesson that if you don't backup your important data, it will be lost sooner or later.

  • According to Murphy's Law, you will never accidentally delete data which has been backed up. – Keith Mar 18 '17 at 13:02

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