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once i drive is re-formatted is everything gone?


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#1 Johnny Boy

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 01:59 PM

i backed up 99.9% of everything i needed, but i got careless and i forgot to back up just one thing...my favorites....right now im on a new windows install on the same hard drive as the old one, and i just want to know if there are any recovery programs that I might try? How True is the whole, its never really deleted off your hard drive thing?
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:11 PM

With a format
its all gone
nothing can be taken back..

the thing you said

"How True is the whole, its never really deleted off your hard drive thing? "

that's only when you delete by normal lets say a document or other things like that


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Edited by Epsynus, 07 May 2009 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:27 PM

alrigthy thanks anyway.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

Its worth a shot to try GetDataBack, Easis, or RecoverMy Files, or some other program. I have pulled data from formatted drives before. You won't get it all, but you stand a fair chance of finding your favorites. Formatting doesn't erase files.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:23 PM

Agree with Dpunisher...I have used GetDataBack successfully to recover data.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:48 PM

Easus Data recovery works with formatted drives too, while you can scan for free you can not rescue the files without paying for it. Also FYI: If you want to erase a drive completely you will need to use a Low level format utility such as Killdisk or physically destroy the drive.
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