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Windows 7: lost 600gb of data by restoring a .spf image to wrong drive

05 Sep 2014   #1
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
lost 600gb of data by restoring a .spf image to wrong drive

Hi, I have a 1 tb hard drive in 2 partitions. a 679Gb partition and a 250 gb partition. i had about 600 gb of files on the 679 gb partition. i had a 513 mb .spf backup image created by shadow protect. i accidentally restored the 513 mb .spf image to the 679 gb partition and then the 600 gb of files were deleted/lost. can someone help me recover the 600 gb of files i lost? the files on the 250 gb partition are fine. i would give $30.00 to anybody if they can successfully restore all the files if it's not against the forum rules of course. this file loss happened today.


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05 Sep 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can give Minitool Partition Recovery a try.

I used it to successfully recover a partition on my external hard drive after I accidentally did a quick format.

You could also try Recuva.
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06 Sep 2014   #3
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i'm trying mini tool partition now. it looks like it's working. I'll let you know how it goes. so far I have recovered about 60 gb's.
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06 Sep 2014   #4
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i tried Minitool Partition Recovery and it worked. well 99% of the files are recovered. I owe you one Ztruker. Or $30.00! Would $15.00 be alright?
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06 Sep 2014   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The best way to reward him is with rep. Click the little scales at the top right of his post.
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06 Sep 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I know this sounds dumb but it's true, the only reward I want is to help someone. I feel good when I can accomplish that.

I'm just glad it helped you and you got most of your data back.
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07 Sep 2014   #7
stlette

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I know this sounds dumb but it's true, the only reward I want is to help someone. I feel good when I can accomplish that.
Awesome

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I'm just glad it helped you and you got most of your data back.
I did get most of my data back. You made my day Ztruker Thank you.
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