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Accidentally Unallocated a partition full of important work on Windows 7 - how to retrieve my files

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Hy,

thank you in advance for your replies.

I just installed a fresh copy of windows on a new ssd drive, and after that I pluged in my 640 gm Seagate Baracuda which had a lot of very important files divided across 4 partitions. 2 partitions were empty, so I extended one partition in to the other two, and now I have 566 mb of Unallocated space and I can't retrieve my files. All of my recent work, photos and very important documents. Disk is not formated, but the space is Unallocated.

My question is : What is a best way to retrieve my files for FREE? There is a bunch of software that scans my drive and than asks for money, but I don't have credit card and I want some software thet is proven to work.

Thank you very much for your replies :-)

Cheers,

Andrija
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Try "recova" , but I'm not shure if it can do that, its for delegating more. But its 100% free and a good program to have.
 
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Well thank you very much for your help.

I finaly managed to solve all of my problems.

I went to my ubuntu, instaled testdisk and managed to rebuild the previous partition structure. It took around 10 hours to rebuild it sector by sector but this is a really cool and powerful little program. And I like linux more and more :-)

Cheers :-)thumb.gif
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