Never a Doh! moment.

Jeff Anderson jefferya at
Mon Dec 17 14:25:14 MST 2007

I did something similar to an external hard drive. I used the wrong
letter and wiped out the first meg of the partition (wrote zeros to
it... glad I used the count= option in dd)
I found that the program getDataBack worked well for me. I used the FAT
version, but they have an NTFS version as well. It costs $40 or $50, but
it got all my files back. I played with it on other volumes and I was
able to recover deleted files, and it seemed to be fairly versatile.

Jeff Anderson

Steve wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> It was bound to happen and it finally did, while attempting reformat
> an external drive I entered a typo and wiped my Vista partition.
> The command I used was
> sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sda1
> Should have been
> sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
> So ummm, anyone have any ideas on if data recovery would be possible
> here, or should I just re-install?
> Thanks in advance!
> Sincerely,
> Steve
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