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Windows 7: Recover data from diskpart > clean command

03 Feb 2016   #1
Ekolu

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 
Recover data from diskpart > clean command

Hi everyone,

with my luck I have accidentally executed diskpart > clean command on my 1tb external hard drive. I stopped right after though, realizing what i have done. Is it at all possible to recover the data from the hard drive?

It had the personal data of my family - pictures, videos, thesis dissertations, etc., etc. and also some important documents which copies we do not have. I know, extremely stupid, the backup should always be backed up. I will definitely do that for everything in the future.

The external hardrive had 2 partitions: exFAT, where all the important things were stored, around 800 gb in size with 150 or so gb used and NTFS partition, 52gb where only a windows installation cd was stored.

I have ran partition wizard quick scan, but unfortunately it only found the second, NTFS partition, which I really could not care less about.

Is it at all possible to recover the exFAT partition

Any help is immensely appreciated!


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03 Feb 2016   #2
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I would first buy another large drive and make an image copy (sector-by-sector) of your important drive to it--a perfect copy, warts and all--before fiddling with it.

I have a tool called Active@Partition Recovery that I would try first though honestly I have never done the diskpart > clean thing so don't know if it would work for you.

Active@ Partition Recovery restores deleted & damaged volumes &amp disks. Freeware Data Recovery Software Toolkit

Others here may have tips about "free" tools. Good luck!

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