I had two partitions, one "clear" and one encrypted.

Had my iPhoto library.

On the encrypted partition.

I am slightly panicking now.

Any ideas on how to recover my data?

Various relevant outputs;

$ diskutil list
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk4
   1:             Windows_FAT_32 boot                    58.7 MB    disk4s1
   2:                      Linux                         3.2 GB     disk4s2

# diskutil cs list
(nothing pertaining to disk4)
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    We have a lot of threads covering how to a) recover from an inadvertent dd b) how to do file recovery of OS X partitions from Windows or OS X c) restore a backup. Could you add some details to make your situation different enough from the previous threads and we can certainly re-open this. Just use the edit control under the tags to clarify why the existing threads are not working for you. – bmike Nov 10 '14 at 15:32
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  • Perfect - and if you have a diskutil list and diskutil cs list from the drive, that would be reason enough to open this as we'd have some things to explain that I don't see covered here yet. – bmike Nov 10 '14 at 15:52
  • @bmike, I updated with the requested info, but it doesn't seem to hold any relevant data. I am going to boot an Ubuntu image now to try my hand at gparted as per another suggestion. Wish me luck! – Jan Nov 10 '14 at 19:27
  • Well shit, Ubuntu bootable holds gparted but misses part of gpart, apparently. Which would be fine if it had network drivers for my MBP. Aaanyway, I'll let some commercial software scan overnight and hope it'll get at least my iPhoto libraries. I realized I have one on each partition, so if only one is salvageable I am both happy and sad. – Jan Nov 10 '14 at 20:15

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