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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Did not know about this, thanks. I use the mobile version where it saves files from my phone, photos, videos, videos, whatever I choose, and it is totally fine and I can access it on the computer in a browser too, but the free version only lets you upload from one device.
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi. Posting this bit of info to document my data recovery progress and for anyone who is looking for ways to recover their lost/wiped files. Please read all of this before doing anything with your drive yourself. I got what seems like most of the photos back from the first 'specialist', but I...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    I'd also be surprised, in fact, based on a very brief preview, there was 1 lot of photos I am yet to see in the photos recovered by the specialist that mini tool did find, so I was really surprised. Granted, I haven't sorted through 100% of the photos the specialist recovered, however, out of...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Just wanted to say if anyone wants to try the minitool, it seemed to have found plenty of photos for me when I tried the free version, but I haven't yet paid for the upgrade to save the discovered photos. I was able to preview and confirm it found the lost photos, though. If anyone reads this...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi all, Here is the screen after the deep search finished. While it was scanning, there were several results, I thought it would be displayed when the search was finished, but it wasn't, so I can't show you what that screen looked like because I didn't take a screenshot. It basically listed...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi all, Here is the screen after the deep search finished. While it was scanning, there were several results, I thought it would be displayed when the search was finished, but it wasn't, so I can't show you what that screen looked like because I didn't take a screenshot. It basically listed...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hello Managed, I am back on the screen posted in post number 9. As a reminder and for convenience to readers, that screen is this: When I choose "MS Data" with my arrow keys, nothing is found: Should I choose "Deeper Search" and see what happens?
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi Ozonepm1, Thanks for this insight! I will reply here, as I saw that your post on this topic hasn't had any useful replies yet. Will you continue to do as your friend said, and delete the Microsoft partition and re-scan? If you do, can you please post your results and findings somewhere and...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi Ozonepm1 I am sorry to hear it happened to you too. I was also extremely devastated, as the hard drive I used, is used for backing up everything. I think it is unacceptable that a downloaded file, especially by a large company like Microsoft, was programmed to wipe everything to accommodate...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Thank you Managed and Macboatmaster, I will give that a try and post what happens here.
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Okay, understood. Thank you very much Managed and Macboatmaster for your help. Stay well
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi Managed, Can you tell me what you mean by "the drive is now totally messed up."? Do you mean using Test Disk and PhotoRec destroyed it more than before? I don't want to wipe it just yet, because I want to see if a specialist can recover the partition. As mentioned initially, I first took it...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi Managed, The Photorec scan took about 3 seconds and it found 74 files that I have no idea what they are, so I think we can safely say, this didn't work either, but at least I tried. Here is a screenshot of the Photorec result for anyone who has the same problem: And here is a screenshot of...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    Hi Macboatmaster Thank you for your informative post. I did indeed pay a high amount for the data retrieval, I chose them because of the numerous high reviews the specialist had, and not because of the price, so I am certain they know what they are doing, and like you, they said they use very...
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    Recovering lost/formatted partition in external hard drive to recover deleted files

    This the next screen. Please note, I have connected a separate, larger external hard drive, a 2TB/2000GB Segate at this point. I am not sure how to read this list and choose the correct hard drive to back up on. Further, it says "Please select a destination to save the recovered files to." Will...
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