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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nathanmock, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. nathanmock

    nathanmock Thread Starter

    Feb 22, 2005
    I recently reformatted my computer, but for some reason, it formatted both my regular drive that I wanted to format, and my backup drive with all my data. I was wondering if there is going to be an "easy" and "free" method of recovering the data, specifically, reversing it back to the same condition it was in before the reformat.

  2. griffinspc


    Nov 16, 2001
    No, sorry. Nothing particuarly easy but there are some choices. You can try a number of freeware apps such as this: http://officerecovery.com/freeundelete/ providing all you did was reformat and did not do anything else. I haven't used this but it was recommended once before here. It's for the NTFS file system. What file system was this drive?

    I've used PCInspector and it's a fine tool but that was for recovering specific files not an entire drive's contents.
  3. lemondrop


    Jun 24, 2004
    If there is anything vitally important on that drive DO NOT attempt to recover the data yourself unless you know how. You are more likely to further the damage.

    Take it into a recovery specialist.
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