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hi, well i wanted to try uefi boot windows 8 , and converted one drive to gtp, the problem is that i did that to the wrong hdd

booted win 8 dvd
diskpart, list disk, select disk 1 (i had to choose 0 for my raid ssd)
then
clean

and i lost 500gb of data just like that from my hdd

what can i do?

i feel the worst since i changed to gpt that disk

help please
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Any data recovery software should be able to find it as long as it was a quick format. I don't know any off the top of my head, but do some quick Google searching and you should find one. 

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First do not use that disk, no writing at all!

Try recuva?

That is why you disconnect all drives when you do that! tongue.gif
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First do not use that disk, no writing at all!

Try recuva?

That is why you disconnect all drives when you do that! tongue.gif

yep it was my mistake for not being carefull

recuva does not work because the drive is not seen by windows, i have to assign a letter and format to ntfs but i am scared that causes more trouble

disk was fine in mbr
used fdisk to clean it then converted to gpt
that is all

i have not written anything
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First do not use that disk, no writing at all!

Try recuva?

That is why you disconnect all drives when you do that! tongue.gif

yep it was my mistake for not being carefull

recuva does not work because the drive is not seen by windows, i have to assign a letter and format to ntfs but i am scared that causes more trouble

disk was fine in mbr
used fdisk to clean it then converted to gpt
that is all

i have not written anything
you may be able to use test disk to recover the partition.
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used
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 5.8.0 , showed some data but not subdirectories,

test disk, i dod not let it finish

getdataback, recovered everything *i think( with perfect subdirectories, etc, just like my disk was, i believe all the files all in there *they were 500gb

now i have to check out in case some files are missing

thank a lot for your help, everyone
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used
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard 5.8.0 , showed some data but not subdirectories,

test disk, i dod not let it finish

getdataback, recovered everything *i think( with perfect subdirectories, etc, just like my disk was, i believe all the files all in there *they were 500gb

now i have to check out in case some files are missing

thank a lot for your help, everyone
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is good too if you want to give it a try.
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Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is good too if you want to give it a try.

thanks

but did not detected the disk at all *even latest

will try some other apps
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As long as you have not writen to the drive since the format, your data should be fine. If you get yourself R-Studio you can scan the drive and it should pickup the data that has been deleted. By far my favorite go to program. It is not cheap (80 bucks), but it is worth it here. Easy to use and VERY effective.

As a heads up, I do data recovery (stuff like this) on a daily basis, so I got myself pretty grounded as to what to do for the most part.
 
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