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D and E drive got formatted while formatting C drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ronakdhoot, Feb 27, 2016.

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  1. Ronakdhoot

    Ronakdhoot Thread Starter

    Feb 27, 2016
    How can i recover my data on D drive and E drive which got formatted while formatting C drive?
  2. Pijush


    Sep 10, 2014
    Did you use the built-in drive formatter of windows or any data destruction software?
    If you used data destruction softwares like DBAN there is no way you can recover anything(at least I do not know the way).
    If you used the built-in drive formatter,there are freeware and paid softwares that can recover some of your files but it cannot recover everything in their original state.
    If there was any software setups that you installed where stored, check drive C:>. Usually softwares after installation store a copy of the setup in drive C:>.
  3. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    I've always had good luck with EaseUS Data Recovery. Most of the pay software will run in trial mode so that you can verify if any data is recoverable before you purchase.

    You will also need another HDD, of equal size or larger than the drive you are trying to recover. DO NOT recover onto the same drive, or any other drive that you are wanting to try and recover data from.

    And it's too late now, but whenever you are attempting a fresh install of Windows (or any other OS), always disconnect ALL other HDD's. Aside from protection from issues such as this one, depending on how the drives are connected, Windows will not always use just the C: drive. Which will cause issues later if you ever removed any of the other HDD's.
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    In addition to the above [which is good info] ALWAYS have a current backup of important data. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about AND you should expect to lose said data.
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