The other day I was installing Windows 7 on my computer. I have 3 hard drives in my computer, and when picking the partition to install to, I wasn't paying attention and accidentally formatted the wrong drive
. I did this through the Windows 7 installation GUI so I assume it was the equivalent of a quick format because it only took a few seconds to prepare my 500 GB drive.
Is there any way I can recover my files? I know they haven't technically been "deleted" and are mostly recoverable, since I didn't write much to the disk after formatting it. But I know it follows a different file structure than XP so I'm not sure if any Un-Delete programs will work. It was formatted as NTFS before my quick format, and after, so that avoids a major problem.
What can I do? I'd feel terrible if I can't recover my files. That was essentially my storage drive where I kept all my pictures/music etc.