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Solved: Deleted external hard drive accidently

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Byrone4807, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. Byrone4807

    Byrone4807 Thread Starter

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    installing a new hard drive, i wanted to wipe my old drive clean and deleted my external
    hard drive. I assume all that was deleted was the boot. I have already given it a letter so the system sees the hard drive but nothing else. PC inspector is running in the background trying to find the lost files, but i was wondering if theres anything else i can do.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Might depend on how you deleted it. What type of wipe was it?
    Probably the only thing you can try at this time is recovery programs but some are a little better at recovery depending on how the files were deleted or lost, but if the files were deleted in any sort of secure manner they may be gone for good.

    GetDataBack (http://www.runtime.org/) would be another good one to try, and only need to pay for it if it can recover the data.
     
  3. Byrone4807

    Byrone4807 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice . The free version i was using was going to take at least 2 1/2 days to scan. the pay version that you recomended took 12 hrs so time is money.. Maybe next time i'll buy a smaller bak up hard drive..lol...not!
    By the way all was saved.
     
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