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Windows 7: how to revert nfts back to fat

29 Aug 2011   #1
aussurucq

windows 7 enterprise edition 32 bit
 
 
how to revert nfts back to fat

i had a terrible problem with a big quantity of extremely important photo files; i formatted a pen drive by error and now i cannot access my photos; the card in the camera card filed as fat; my computer only files in nfts; a window popped up telling i had to format; i didnt realized the risk and formatted; now i cannot open the files because for sure they now are nfts; how could i revert the mistake i did?, there should be a way of reverting from nfts to fat, isnt it?; pls help me; i must find a solution!


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29 Aug 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used to use a program called partition magic which would revert the change but the "INFO" would be gone but "YOU CAN RECOVER THE INFORMATION" by using recovery software like recuva from here: Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

This would be the better choice and it's free: http://www.partitionwizard.com/
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29 Aug 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whatever you do do not try and reformat that pen drive until running Recuva on it, or they will be gone for good.
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29 Aug 2011   #4
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Whatever you do do not try and reformat that pen drive until running Recuva on it, or they will be gone for good.
Correct do not format...
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29 Aug 2011   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The files aren't gone because the format is now NTFS, they are gone because the device was formated. Formating erases the contents of the device thats being formated. You may be able to recover the data, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Windows can handle fat and NTFS formats no problem. A camera or other similar device may not be able to handle NTFS though. If it used a custom format that windows can't handle, that may be why you were prompted to format. If an SD card or USB thumb drive gets corrupted, it can cause you to get the prompt to format the device.
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