Is there a way to restore ONLY a differential backup on SQL Server?

I have a situation where I only need to view one table that was truncated from an entire database. And instead of trying to restore the entire massive database in it's entirety, I wanted to try and restore only the differential and check to see the condition of that table.

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No, the differential backup is based on the differences since the main. It doesn't contain a full usable structure.

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