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Windows 7: Lost Formatted Disk

17 Jun 2015   #1
elchucko

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Lost Formatted Disk

I have an HP desktop with a 1TB Personal Media Drive (USB). I lost all the data and W7 says the drive is unformatted. Is there a way to recover the data from this "unformatted" disk? Thank you


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17 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't panic and wait until Jumanji takes a look at your case. Until then do this (copied from another post of Jumanji):

Install Partition Wizard free. Choose your 1TB instead of 3TB mentioned in quote.

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Launch PW and post a screenshot.

Then on the left pane click on Partition Recovery Wizard > Next > Choose your Seagate 3TB external to recover > Next > Full Disk > Next > Quick scan >Next.

After QuicK Scan completes you will get a Window showing the found partitions. Post the screenshot of it.

Double click on that partition/s also and show me the files.

You may then close the explorer,click on the Cancel tab to close the Window and then close PW. ( You may run Quick Scan again if needed.)

Wait for further instructions after I see the screenshot.
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17 Jun 2015   #3
elchucko

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Using PW I was able to recover what appears to be the files I lost with the exception to pictures and video. Can you help recover pix and vid? Thank you
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17 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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17 Jun 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elchucko View Post
Using PW I was able to recover what appears to be the files I lost with the exception to pictures and video. Can you help recover pix and vid? Thank you
I was expecting you to post the screenshot.

If you have used Partition Recovery Wizard in Partition Wizard, if PRW was successful in finding the "lost/deleted" partitions, you will be able to rewrite the Partition Table and that should restore your drive in toto as it existed before and nothing will be lost.There is no individual file/folder recovery here.

How were you " able to recover what appears to be the files " ? Please explain what exactly you did.That statement is very confusing.

Post a screenshot of how your problem drive appears now in Partition Wizard. ( Please remove all other external drives/pendrives to avoid confusion.)
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17 Jun 2015   #6
elchucko

windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Using "Minitool Partition Wizard" and selecting "Partition Recovery Wizard" (left side of Minitool screen) I did retrieve all my files with the exception of photo and video files.

Using Wondershare I retrieved all my photo and video files.

I was not able to provide screenshot (don't know how).
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