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Recover file from formatted HDD

post #1 of 13
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Formatted the HDD in the windows boot menu and then installed it new. I forgot to bacup one folder with several text documents inside. Is it possible to recover it?
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post #2 of 13
Maybe, try recuva.
post #3 of 13
I second Recuva. Run a deep file scan. It may be able to find it.
post #4 of 13
yep here try this link http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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post #5 of 13
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Thanks guys, trying recuva right now, says the scan will take about an hour, I hope it works
Edited by UnAimed - 11/1/11 at 12:11pm
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post #6 of 13
Dang 1 hour, that's fast! Took me 13 for a 1 tb drive lol
post #7 of 13
yup it'll work (at least for me it did ) and it keeps the original filename which is GOOD!!!

(I had an other program, that also worked great/fast, but it did not kept the same filename. It gave every file the name: recoveryfile_1.txt, recoveryfile_1.mp3 etc... So having lots of files to rename is not a good thing, not to mention I didn't even knew the titles of the mp3's...)
   
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post #8 of 13
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Sadly it found nothing
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post #9 of 13
Ive used getdataback on several customers PC's that they have formatted over. It has never let me down.
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post #10 of 13
You might've had more luck if you hadn't written data to the drive after formatting it. Probably wrote over the fragments of the files you wanted by doing that.
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