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Accidentally formated my external drive.

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#1 zylpher


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:16 PM

So I recently dual booted Ubuntu on to my laptop, I downloaded the files onto my desktop due to ease of use and put them on my external drive to transfer them to my laptop. While installing Ubuntu I accidentally selected my external drive as the install path instead of my laptop drive, they are the same size, and only realized it when I unplugged my external to get files off of it to put on my desktop.

When I plug it into my desktop (running windows 7) it does not recognize it or acknowledge that it is plugged in, but when I plug it into my laptop when I am running Ubuntu it finds it and when I view the contents all it has on it is a partial install of Ubuntu. is there a way that I can recover most if not all of what was on the drive before hand, it had all of my music, pictures and movies over the last 6 years on it.

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 caperjac


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:35 AM

you could try a recovery software ,only one i have ever tried is a free one called .recuva from the makers of the great CCleaner tool

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:54 AM

I agree, Recuva does the job just fine, it takes time buy they do not skip a recoverable file.

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