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and make a "new simple volume" ??
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You can't assign a drive letter to unallocated space. You would have to create a partition first. But in your situation that's probably a bad idea, because its effectively another quick-format on the drive. I've never used recovery programs before, but I would think they should be able to see the drive regardless of it having a letter or not.
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As long as it was a quick format, it's actually quite unlikely that you'll be unable to recover most if not all of your stuff. Just make sure you DO NOT write to it in any form. Install widows and recovery software on SSD. Recovery software should recognize oops drive without allocating it. Let it run and inspect afterwards. Just be ready to deal with a mess of untitled/unnamed files. While not always the case, the software I used back when I deleted my storage drive by accident recovered every last file (1TB total), it didn't get names of anything and instead organized everything by file type. Took a couple weeks to go through.
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Originally Posted by ALAMO695 View Post
hey guys, i was reintalling my windows to my ssd so i saved everything to the 1tb hdd and put the windows disk in, wen i was formatting my ssd via the cd i accidentally formatted my samsung f3 and now everything is lost

is there a way to recover those files please tell me there is
btw everything was in 6 folders so it should be easyer to recover right
Thats not helpful. Is WINDOWS ON YOUR F3? IF SO THEN YOUR TOTALLY SCREWED.
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Try Recuva.

Not true, I formatted my drive and got everything back.
My mistake. i wish him luck.
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First of all:
DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, worry yourself about getting Windows to show a drive letter on that drive. You will only make things worse, because at that point you'll be writing data to it, overwriting files that are already there.

Secondly:
Use the disk recovery tools listed already. You could also try a few Linux Live distro's, or maybe even the Ultimate Boot CD out. There's a very good chance you can recover your data, as long as you DO NOT write to the drive at all.

I lost 1.5TB worth of information. Copied it all over from my dying 1.5TB drive to my 2TB drive. Then pulled the 2TB drive from its enclosure, tossed the enclosure, and put the drive as an internal in my machine. The stupid enclosure encrypted the data, and I reenabled the drive in Device Manager.

Recovered it all . I was stupid and paid recovery costs at a local PC shop. $400 was a small price to pay though for my 1.5TB worth of information.
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