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#1 PurduePharmDGuy

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:35 PM

I tried to do a windows repair but I accidentally partitioned the drive and now I reinstalled windows. I got a 1TB backup drive and ghost 14 so I never lose data again. Are there any programs to recover the deleted pictures and music?

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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:35 AM

Well, usually at windows setup it will ask you if you want to install to a new folder or if you want to repartition the drive. If you formated the drive, usually there is no way to get your stuff back. Even if you used a quick format, it will erase your MFT (Master file table) and once you use the computer, it will slowly start to overwrite any data in the sectors. Basically in easy terms, it makes all the sectors state as being empty (though your data is still there), but the more you use the computer, the sectors will slowly be over-writen with data. Sorry to tell you, but if a format happend (quick or full) your data will be missing, or corrupt.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:09 AM

There are programs out there that can recover data after a format, one example is Recovery Files. As it was pointed out, the files will slowly be overwritten as the computer is used, so the sooner you try to recover these files the better.

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