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i mistakenly formated my external hard drive almost 2 TB of data


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#1 kuaalibits

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

i have so much stuff that i really need on there and now it looks like its vanished pls help

i need to get that data back i know there something i do to get it back but am not sure what and how ...



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

You should try running a file recovery utility such as Recuva.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:04 PM

this cost anything to obtain ?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

btw i formatted my drive not only deleted the files i wonder if this recuva still will help me



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Was it a full format or "Quick"?  If it was quick Recuva may still find something.  It's free and easy to use.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:48 AM

As EwenB said, Recuva is free and may still find the files even if the drive was formatted.
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

If Recuva won't recover your data you can take a look at EaseUS® Data Recovery Wizard.  I have used it to successfully recover data.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

recuva didnt work out i am goin to try it out dont have any choice



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:01 AM

We still haven't had an answer whether the Quick Format option was used. If the Quick option was selected, it's feasible to recover from the format. If a full format was performed, from Vista onward Windows writes zeros to the drive and its contents cannot be recovered.


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