bsd lost partition recovery

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Sun Feb 17 14:20:07 UTC 2013

2013-02-17 10:26, takCoder skrev:
> hi everyone,
> maybe this question is somehow off-topic but now i'm in an urgent need of
> any recommendations..
> *here's the question:*
> how to restore lost data of a formatted bsd partition?!
> *and here's what has happened to me:*
> i was trying to install windows xp sp2 on a HD on my system to move it to
> another hardware after that for some reasons, but i had my main HD attached
> to may system as well..
> all of a sudden i made the worst misktake ever and formatted my main HD's
> bsd partition instead!!!
> would someone please tell me how can i restore it?? i'm really in need of
> my data there and have no idea right now..
> Best Regards,
> t.a.k
> P.S. i'm asking this question here cause i thought it may need a special
> tool to recover freebsd formatted lost data.. i had no time for googling it
> till now..i'm going to do that now.. sorry for taking your time..
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Sorry to inform you but I think you have lost your partition!

If you go to the archives and look for

"My freebsd partition changed by Windows chkdsk" Nov 1 2012

You'll see that I have had the same problem and the partition was not 
recoverable in any way.


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