accidental external drive format

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kingkonga

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hello back again this tine I accidentally formated my external drive and I want to know if ther is a recover program that will recover my drive back to same way it was before formatt thr ones i tried did not do that files are scattered and raw so is there one that will recover back to how it was before format thank you for answer
 
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There are many programs available online that will data recover. I prefer R-Studio, but there are free alternatives if you Google (although some might not be as good at recovering).

The most important thing I can say is to stop using the external drive. Any activity on it risks overwriting the data further. Also, if possible, create an image of the drive so that you have an 'original'.
 
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I have used R-Studio a lot and it works for me, usually Windows stuff but can do Linux too. For my friends and fam who can't afford the $80 that R-Studio costs, I always recommend TestDisk. It's open source but kind of hard to use.

Can I ask you what file system your hard drive used? If you like a GUI interface, you should try R-Undelete. I just did a write up comparing TestDisk and R-Undelete on my blog and I like both. R-Undelete is by the same people who make R-Studio but it's their free version for FAT drives only.

If it's a Windows drive, probably NTFS, though. So try TestDisk or buy something.
 

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If you find TESTDISK hard to use what with the examples on the site, I suggest you get someone else to recover it for you.
 
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