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Another way to explain what happens during a quick format.
Imagine you have a large book of some sort with a table of contents. This is your hard drive.

When you do a quick format, it rips out the table of content and replaces them with blank pages. Your computer uses only the table of content to find your files. Once it's gone, your computer assumes the drive is empty.

I hope you can get your files back. I remember I once had a big chunk of my drive deleted, and was able to partially restore some of them, but I don't remember the program I used. (this was at least 4 years ago)
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So I tried to recover the data and it says that the table is not usable yada yada. Any other suggestions?
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Post up what options you selected or what commands you ran in testdisk. That will at least let people know what you tried.
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So I tried to recover the data and it says that the table is not usable yada yada. Any other suggestions?

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Post up what options you selected or what commands you ran in testdisk. That will at least let people know what you tried.

yeah, I'm starting to think you selected the wrong option.
You weren't even able to see the data on your disk?
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Here, I will record it and show you guys what and how I did it.
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so?
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so?

I am a Arse completely forgot with school and everything. Will do it ASAP
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I used Recuva to get my important files off a formatted HDD. If you let it do a deep scan (sometimes takes 24 hrs) it seems to work really well, found files I had deleted 3+ months ago and could successfully recover them on a 1TB drive read/written to daily, at least 500MB worth everyday, including video editing/recording.
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post #19 of 24
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I used Recuva to get my important files off a formatted HDD. If you let it do a deep scan (sometimes takes 24 hrs) it seems to work really well, found files I had deleted 3+ months ago and could successfully recover them on a 1TB drive read/written to daily, at least 500MB worth everyday, including video editing/recording.

Will post a vid of my issue. Don't remember it right now, but once it's done scanning I will upload.
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post #20 of 24
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I only have a few mins to post this, but here is the Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJRrvBAUtfM&feature=youtu.be
will be online in 3 hours. Okay, I have now arrived after my nice testing.
Edited by RussianC - 5/22/13 at 11:34am
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