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Windows 7: I accidentally formatted my hard disk drive .....


09 Mar 2012   #1

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
I accidentally formatted my hard disk drive .....

HI
I accidentally deleted one my hard disk drive using "mini tool partition wizard"(still remained unallocated) , and immediately i selected partition recovery wizard in that software and scanned the entire hard disk and it showed the files exactly how they are in my formatted drive looks ..when i selected finish button it saying delete at-least one existing drive ...i selected ok then it showing my c drive empty and my deleted recovered drive , i have only two drives one is boot drive another one is which i deleted ...
i undid the process of this, in software ... and waiting for ur help ... to recover the data ..


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09 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Easeus Data Recovery Wizard is an excellent tool that you might want to consider.

File and data recovery software to unformat, undelete files. Recover deleted files and recover formatted disk or corrupt drives - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Piriform's Recuva is another good data recovery utility.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download
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09 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You can also check out ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro.

Recover Lost Files and Deleted Emails | Data Recovery Pro | ParetoLogic
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09 Mar 2012   #4

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

these softwares are showing the files... but not able to save them ... my drive contains 85 gb data ... any help to recover ...
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09 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have you tried Recuva - suggested by seavixen32 in a post above ?

The other Recovery software you can try is PhotoRec. Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Contrary to what the title suggests, PhotoRec can recover most types of files and not only media files.

It is absolutely safe to use even by beginners, since it does not write anything to the drive being recovered.

You may also look into using Test Disk. Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide
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09 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Hold it!

If you deleted a partition it can be undeleted using the very tool you were using, PW "Partition Recovery Wizard." This has never failed to work in hundreds of times we have helped others use it here.

Where you got hung up is determining which HD segment to choose to recover that doesn't require deleting another one to recover it. This takes very close study and our help using Screen Shots.

Run it again now and post up the results for us to see. Use the installed PW version with both HD's connected. Post up also a screenshot you take now showing the full Drive map and listings. Tell us exactly what and where you deleted the partition.

Out of curiousity, how do you Delete a full HD partition accidentally?
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09 Mar 2012   #7

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Run it again now and post up the results for us to see. Use the installed PW version with both HD's connected. Post up also a screenshot you take now showing the full Drive map and listings. Tell us exactly what and where you deleted the partition.

Out of curiousity, how do you Delete a full HD partition accidentally?
definitely its curious to know ... i dont know whether to call it accident or deliberate ...
in my previous thread u suggested me a software(mint partition tool) to get rid of that problem ... today after competing my work .. i am almost ready to shutdown my netbook all of a sudden i saw a icon of that s/w (that day i used only i used only functions as u gudied) ...its new s/w for me , now the play stated ...i am testing all function line by line ... i have checked delete also later all i applied to perform the function ..... now the actual disaster happen ... gone!! complete drive wiped off ...

so i posted its accidentally deleted ...
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09 Mar 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

If you used PW to successfully complete steps for another problem, why would you open it later to play around with it without any steps given to complete? Unless you know what you are doing, or ask, you are almost certain to mess up your computer.

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management drive map showing all partitions.

Then run Partition Recovery Wizard, when it completes post up a screenshot showing everything it finds.

THen click Next to see what it says is conflicting so we can help you sort it before Finishing Recovery.
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10 Mar 2012   #9

win 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

HI gregrocker

once again thanks for all ur assistance ....

anyhow ,i recovered my deleted drive ..as such with out any data loss ... used the tool viz., "i care data recovery" and EASEUS partition manager ...

u can see my disk management pics ... before and after recovery ..

from the next time onward ... i seek ur help if any problem persists ..



regards
redboy8

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10 Mar 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You were really lucky. It cannot be emphasized enough that one should ALWAYS make images of partitions that you plan to manipulate. I lost partitions (a whole drive worth) in the past too (because of my mistake when using PW). But, of course, I had my images and it was easy to rebuild the drive.
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