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post #1 of 14
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Morning all,

I've been retarded...

Formatted and reinstalled OS, In doing so I backed up steam and also my documents assuming this'd be enough to backup all saved games, not realising that some were saved within my user folder within windows frown.gif

trouble is this has been I've lost my GTA4 save with over 80 hrs of gameplay,

I can download saved games etc, but its tricky working out exactly where I got upto, as the missions aren't necessarily in order, and it means I loose everything that was particular to my game, i.e. choices made etc,

I realise this is along shot, but is there anyway of getting it back via steam ? maybe steam cloud or game cache etc?

totally gutted if I've lost my save game, frown.gif
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post #2 of 14
You could try recova that might be able to find it.
post #3 of 14
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recova? confused.gif
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post #4 of 14
http://www.piriform.com/products

might help find the folder it was in and get it back
post #5 of 14
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but surely this program wont be able to find files that were lost due to a format/reinstall OS ?

sorry if I sound ungrateful, just dont know much about these sorts of programs,
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post #6 of 14
ive used it on usb sticks, it may work or not its worth a try though.

ive used it before and its helped me, never had problem
post #7 of 14
Theres a difference between reformatting ad zeroing out a drive. However if the hdd wrote over where the save file is, it is surely lost. Reformatting just forget where everything on the drive basically. Its a registry thing more than an actual data thing.
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post #8 of 14
They do sometimes recover files even after a format, yes.

Problem is, every time I've used a recovery program, I've come up with a tangled mess. Many files don't have their original name anymore, so finding them without knowing their size is almost impossible. The only files I seem to recover every time are stupid WIndows logs, and temporary images, bmp's etc. I've just given up on recovering files I've deleted. (And I've done it a lot...) . Maybe people here had a different experience?
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post #9 of 14
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I spose it cant hurt to give it a try, if i can find the folder the saved games were in that'd be ideal,

only trouble is, OS is installed on a SDD, would this effect anything ?
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post #10 of 14
did you secure erase the drive if so its lost forever
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