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#1 gEMx


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

I had to reinstall windows because my system crashed. WHen it came time to create a partition i partitioned the wrong thing. there were two choices:

1. a partition i had previously made (my d drive prior to crash)

2. unpartitioned space (my main drive which was my c drive)

i partitioned the second option. There was 177gb of space and my c drive had maybe 50gb of stuff, probably less, and i made a partition of 100gb.

i realized my mistake when i ran windows and was unable to retrieve any of my old files. I formatted the 100gb as was instructed by prompt.

Is there any way i can get my old files back? Maybe by deleting the new partition or by any other method? I really only need some key files which are probably less than 100mb in size total. Please help if you have any ideas. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:52 PM

You could try a data recovery application such as Recuva.
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#3 gEMx

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 11:12 AM

i tried the program but its not very useful for me because it cant recover anything thats been overwritten. btw do you think if i erase the partition i made that my old files will be back?

Edited by gEMx, 02 July 2009 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:09 PM


I'm afraid that trying to recover data from a repartitioned hard drive is really difficult (if not impossible to do).

btw do you think if i erase the partition i made that my old files will be back?

I'm afraid not. If the files had been erased due to repartitioning, then they won't be able to be recovered by deleting a partition. It would probably only make the data recovery harder.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:16 PM

If the space where your files once were, is overwritten by new files (which appears to be the case), data recovery is nearly impossible using software tools.
If your data was really really really important, you may consult professional data recovery people. They charge huge amount of money.

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