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Windows 7: Data Recovery after using diskpart clean command

17 Feb 2017   #1
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 
Data Recovery after using diskpart clean command

Hello!
I wanted to install a fresh windows and here's what happened in details:

1. I couldn't install windows 7 on C Drive because it was a GPT partition (the error message stated that).
2. I followd a tutorial and i used diskpart but i selected partition 1 and then issued the clean command. I thought it would only format C Drive but the whole HDD was formatted.
3. Now the whole HDD was a single partition, i had only 2 drives C and D which has very very important data but they were merged and cleaned.
4. Again the problem continued and i couldn't install the windows so i used clean command 2 more times but the same result came out..
5. I changed boot from UEFI to Leagcy and i was successful at last to install windows.
6. I shrinked C Drive size and i created another Drive and assigned the letter D to it.
7. I used EaseUS data recovery, testdisk and linktool partition recovery but i didn't find my data.

I would be so grateful if someone helped me recover my data..please any help would be appreciated..
Thanks in advance.


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17 Feb 2017   #2
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji please sir your help would be appreciated..
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17 Feb 2017   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Had you stopped with just running Diskpart Clean and had come here without doing anything further, you would have had greater chances of recovering data from your D drive. Instead you have installed Windows on the whole drive obviously formatting it as a single volume and then shrunk it and have also created another D drive. With that you have lost the original D drive's volume boot record as well as the original Master File Table of the original D drive.

Your only option now is to run PhotoRec on your current D drive and ask it to rebuild the files from whatever it could find.

Before doing that just try Getdataback Simple. Download, install and run the free trial version of Getdataback simple here Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products (v3.00 English (8.80MB) Scan your system drive. It should also show your new D drive. Select it and see whether it shows any of the folders and files that were there originally.

I am off to bed now having returned to station just a few hours ago.
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17 Feb 2017   #4
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Had you stopped with just running Diskpart Clean and had come here without doing anything further, you would have had greater chances of recovering data from your D drive. Instead you have installed Windows on the whole drive obviously formatting it as a single volume and then shrunk it and have also created another D drive. With that you have lost the original D drive's volume boot record as well as the original Master File Table of the original D drive.

Your only option now is to run PhotoRec on your current D drive and ask it to rebuild the files from whatever it could find.

Before doing that just try Getdataback Simple. Download, install and run the free trial version of Getdataback simple here Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products (v3.00 English (8.80MB) Scan your system drive. It should also show your new D drive. Select it and see whether it shows any of the folders and files that were there originally.

I am off to bed now having returned to station just a few hours ago.

Sorry for troubling you sir.
I'll try what you said and post the results tomorrow...but sir please there must be a way to recover the data back..i know i did a terrible mistake but i'm sure someone would help me out..
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17 Feb 2017   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

All files that are of any importance need at least one backup copy. Data that is "very very important" should have at the least 2 backup copies. There are all kinds of ways that data can be lost, some of which are preventable, others are not. With no backups it is only a matter of time until data is lost. Data recovery after an incident cannot be relied on.

Sorry, I can't help with data recovery.
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17 Feb 2017   #6
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
All files that are of any importance need at least one backup copy. Data that is "very very important" should have at the least 2 backup copies. There are all kinds of ways that data can be lost, some of which are preventable, others are not. With no backups it is only a matter of time until data is lost. Data recovery after an incident cannot be relied on.

Sorry, I can't help with data recovery.
I always make backups and i have 2 external HDDs for this purpose but i didn't backup my personal and work files since last August (almost 6 months without backup)...
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17 Feb 2017   #7
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Update:-

While searching for recovered data using EaseUS, i found about 20 files from my data but they are all 0 KB...
I think it's a good start..I mean at least some files were found..
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17 Feb 2017   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I fear you are in for a job of recreating your last 6 months of work -- Zero byte-sized files to me do not good news make. However, I could be wrong! Please keep us posted. Going forward -- never again go more than one week without making a backup of your personal and work files.
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17 Feb 2017   #9
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I fear you are in for a job of recreating your last 6 months of work -- Zero byte-sized files to me do not good news make. However, I could be wrong! Please keep us posted. Going forward -- never again go more than one week without making a backup of your personal and work files.
I found some files already and i was able to recover them, but i just need guidance in order to recover most of the files..i found data from 2012 and they are in a very good shape but the most important data are not visible maybe because i'm doing something wrong but at least some files were shown during recovery and i recovered about 50 images and 7 excel sheets...
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18 Feb 2017   #10
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji Hello sir! I found some files while using recovery like some images, excel sheets and even a movie! So i think the data is still there but i need some guiding using photorec because i don't want to mess up again..your help would be much appreciated..
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