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Windows 7: File recovery help needed, Have made a school boy error.

03 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
File recovery help needed, Have made a school boy error.

Hello, I recently got a new SSD, installed Windows 7 on it and all is good, decided to use the old drive for storage and formatted it, then filled it with data. I have since realised I didnt backup a few excel files which I could do with getting back. I have tried using Power Data Recovery, I have had sucess with this in the past when deleting/formatting but not when over writing.

Can anyone recomend any programs which may help? I have only written new data once, havent added and deleted multiple times.

Thanks in advance.

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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hi DxxS

i used this here to recover my files
Data Recovery Software to Undelete Files; Disk recovery; Recover Deleted Files

Good Luck
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04 Jan 2012   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can also try Recuva which is well regarded (and free).
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04 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions guys, will give them a try.
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04 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have just used Recuva which can see the files I need but it says overwritten, unrecoverable, It tells me what file it was overwritten with, is there anything I will be able to do to get these back using Recuva?

Thanks,
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04 Jan 2012   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry DxxS. I'm pretty sure if Recuva says it's overwritten then you will not be able to recover it.
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12 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So I have the excel doc back but it wont open, says it is corrupt. Do you know of any good ways to get it back? I have tried a few programs from a google search but so far none have done the job.

Thanks.
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13 Jan 2012   #8

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Excel is supposed to be able to recover data from corrupt files when you open them. If Excel can't do it then I don't think you will have much luck.
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