Topic: Lost data after using gparted on NTFS partition
I've got some serious problems after using gparted on NTFS partiton. I've had two NTFS partitions
on my Samsung SP2504C hard drive (15 GB and 220 GB) Below is what I wanted to do:
1. Shrink the second partition from 220 GB to 200 GB & move it to the right
2. Move the 15 GB partition to the right
3. Create a new NTFS partiton at the beginning.
Everything went (theoretically) OK. No errors appeared.
Now, my system partition won't boot (it can be easily fixed, data OK) but what is more interesting,
confusing and really making me mad is that the big, 200 GB partition, is corrupted. I can see in
Windows Explorer or by mounting it by ntfs-3g the whole structure of files and directories, although
about 90 percent of my data cannot be read. For instance, when I try to view some plain text files,
there are some strange binary things inside. None of my pictures are working either. Some files can
be read, but the filename doesn't match the contents.
Can you help me? I've trusted the gparted FAQ that it is safe. It was not.
I would really, really appreciate to get my whole data back.
Waiting for an answer. Thanks in advance.
Used app version: 0.3.4 from sysresccd.org