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Date:      Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:22:45 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: My freebsd partition changed by Windows chkdsk
Message-ID:  <20121102072245.58e95da5@scorpio>
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On Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:26:33 +0100
Leslie Jensen articulated:

> I've replaced my dual boot hard drive with an SSD.
> My hard drive had one 100 GB windows partition and one 300 Gb Freebsd 
> slice with five partitions (/, /usr, /var, /tmp and /home).
> In order to move my Win7 partition a Norton Ghost program was
> supplied with the new disk.
> When trying to clone that partition the process couldn't finish
> because it needed a chkdsk command to be executed before cloning.
> I ran a chkdsk c: with the choice of correcting errors.
> Somewhere in that process the chkdsk program touched my freebsd 
> partition in a way so that it now is recognized as NTFS.
> That I trusted the chkdsk program to do what I told it to do was in 
> retrospect a bit naive ;-) I do have a backup although it's not as 
> recent as I would have liked.
> Can you think of any way to perhaps recover the data from the freebsd 
> partition?

Let me get this straight. You ran the program with the "/F" flag, or
perhaps the "/R" flag which implies "/F", the program then did exactly
what it was designed to do and now you are bitching about it. Like an
attorney who never asks a question of a witness without knowing what
the answer is going to be, never run a program and then hope it somehow
magically knows exactly what you want it to do. Actually, in this case
it did exactly what you wanted it to do. Next time run "chkdsk" sans
flags and it will only report what it would have done.

Jerry ♔

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