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Windows 7: Data Recovery after using diskpart clean command

20 Feb 2017   #31
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji, Fifth window and i can't find my External HDD Recovery Folder in the selection menu...It only shows the contents of C: Drive..

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20 Feb 2017   #32
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumani Sir, do you follow?! Right now i'm stuck on the fifth screen unable to locate my external HDD Recovery Folder.
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20 Feb 2017   #33
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi, hold on. Quit PhotoRec.

1. Are you in USA?

2. Is the local time shown correct?

3. We have to first fix up a time suitable for both of us to be online.

4. Do not keep on posting the screenshots one after the other. Post only one ccreenshot asked for and then wait till I instruct you to go to the next screen.

It is already past midnight and I am going to sleep now.

First post a screenshot of Windows Disk Managemnt showing your system drive and the external drive. I shall be able to see it only tomorrow 1300hrs that is twelve hours from now. We shall start PhotoRec after that.
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20 Feb 2017   #34
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi, hold on. Quit PhotoRec.

1. Are you in USA?

2. Is the local time shown correct?

3. We have to first fix up a time suitable for both of us to be online.

4. Do not keep on posting the screenshots one after the other. Post only one ccreenshot asked for and then wait till I instruct you to go to the next screen.

It is already past midnight and I am going to sleep now.

First post a screenshot of Windows Disk Managemnt showing your system drive and the external drive. I shall be able to see it only tomorrow 1300hrs that is twelve hours from now. We shall start PhotoRec after that.
No sir, i'm in Kuwait and the local time now is 10:47 PM...We shall see about this tomorrow..

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20 Feb 2017   #35
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK fine you are at GMT+3 and I am at GMT+5:30. Please change your time zone in USER CP. Settings &options>Edit Options> Date and Time options. Change Time Zone to GMT+3. That should show your correct Local Time in your post ( and I need not deduct 2:30 from my local time to get your local time. I am weak in mathematics )

Your TestDisk screenshots appear to be OK but I shall rework it and present it when I get back. ( I have an appointment with the optholmologist for my wife and running away now)
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21 Feb 2017   #36
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I returned late and yet to do my workout. I shall return soon when I complete it.
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21 Feb 2017   #37
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji Take your time sir...i'am also at work now and will be available after 3 hours from now..
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21 Feb 2017   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, the worksheet for you is ready. I still can't say what will be the final result. Our friend Bongolia in this thread Flash files restored but with generic names. Partition notfound. was able to get all the files using PhotoRec ( but without the folder structure and original file names) but was able to get the folder structure and original filenames using the free demo version of GetDataback simple. In your case using GetDataback simple is out of consideration since you have formatted D:.If data is still there PhotoRec will definitely reconstruct the files. Let us see your luck.

Run PhotoRec with your destination external drive plugged in.

Screen 1:

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Highlight/Select your formatted drive. Note the drive letter of your destination external drive.( In your case it may be different) [Proceed] is highlighted. Press Enter key

Screen 2:

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Your drive D: partition P NTFS is highlighted. Move the highlight from [Search] to [File Opt]. Enter

Screen 3:

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Toggle s to select/deselect all file types. If you know what file types you want to copy, you can deselect all types and select/highlight only those file types by putting X in [ ]. PhotoRec Scan will take less time. If you don't mind a long run, then select all file types. 300 GB will take quite a few hours.

Press b to save the selection. Do not forget

Screen 4:

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Settings Saved. Press Enter.

Screen 5:

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[Quit] is highlighted. Press Enter to return to the main menu.

Screen 6:

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Back to the main menu with Drive D: Partiton P NTFS highlighted.

Move highlight from [File Opt] to [Search] Press Enter.

Screen 7:

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Highlight [Other] Press Enter.

Screen 8:

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Highlight [Whole] Press Enter

Screen 9:

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Select Destination: Default shown Directory ; \testdisk7-0. No No No We want Directory I: /Recovery

Press Left arrow key to go one level higher. EDITED: It is not the right arrow key but left arrow key

Screen 10:

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You are at Directory C: \ Still a No No

Press Left arrow key once again EDITED : Again Left arrow key

So you will press the left arrow key twice.

Screen 11:

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Voila! you see all the directories (drives) . Move the highlight to the drive letter of your external drive - which you noted in screen one.

Press Enter.

Screen 12:

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You are still in Directory I: \ that is the root. You got it. You can see all the folders on your external drive. Move the highlight to the Recovery Folder and press Enter

Screen 13:

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Ahoy! you are in Directory I: \Recovery - your external drive Recovery Folder - your destination to copy

Why wait? Press C

Screen 14

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Copying starts

Screen15

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Copy completed

Press Enter to quit.

Open the Recovery folder and check whether the files have been copied.

Let us know whether thumbs up or Thumbs down.


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21 Feb 2017   #39
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Note: I have edited my previous post. In screen 9 and screen 10 you will press the left arrow key to move one level up and reach your destination.
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21 Feb 2017   #40
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji Sir, i'm stuck at screen 9..When i press left arrow key it goes nowhere!

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