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  1. manishkul

    manishkul Thread Starter

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    im using p4 machine .i was planning to replace hdd (80 gb sata to 80 gb sata)
    so i planned to use ghost 8 (Symentec) for that .But while selecting source & destination drive i made mistake . i selected new hdd as source & old hdd as destinatin.
    i lost all data.so kindly suggest me what to do?
    which is best software to use in this condition for data recovery.

    Kindly guide
     
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  3. bigbear

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    How did you manage to loose all the data?
    If you were just cloning from one drive to another you should still have the source data
     
  4. manishkul

    manishkul Thread Starter

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    i cloned from empty hdd to current hdd(Disk to Disk)
     
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    Maybe not in this case, but this sort of disaster becomes more common when people use drive letters to identify the drives they are working on. Different apps may assign drive letters differently and rarely exactly the same way as the operating system that is installed on the machine.

    So never rely on drive letters alone to determine which partition to clone or format. You need at least to identify the partition by location or size (sometimes by contents if you can read the file list) in order to be sure you are operating on the right one. And then double-, triple-, quadruple-, and pentuple-check that you have the right source and destination chosen.
     
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