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Windows 7: How to recover formatted HDD with folder structure

06 Oct 2014   #1
Laban

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How to recover formatted HDD with folder structure

Hi guys. I recently lost all the data on my hdd. I was hoping to use a file recovery software to get my files back. Could you please tell me what software I could use that will get me my files in the folder structure that it was once before? Thanks.


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06 Oct 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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How did you lose your data?

Accidental deletion? Partition failure?

Generally--if you lost the partitions and didn't actually delete the files, I'd try something like Partition Wizard and attempt to recover the entire partition--your files may just be sitting there as usual.

On the other hand, if the files were deleted, you can try something like Recuva.
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06 Oct 2014   #3
Laban

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm positive I lost my files from a virus attack. My user folder is gone. Deleted. HDD also says 277gb free of 277gb. When you navigate to Users, from Local Disk C: (Local Disk C:>Users) My user is nowhere to be seen. I only see Administrator, Public and Default. Will Partition recovery do the trick?
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06 Oct 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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I assume your data was on C and that the C partition remains perfectly usable, other than the loss of data?

I'd let others comment, but my guess would be that a file recovery program would be best--as opposed to a partition recovery program. I don't think Partition Wizard has file recovery capabilities, but I stand to be corrected.

Do you have any reason to believe you are now virus and infection free?
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