I accidentally quick-formatted my older external HD instead of my new one (clicked on wrong icon). I thought everything was pfffft! gone forever. Then I spoke to someone who said the quick format changes directory files of the HD so the computer thinks there's nothing on it even thought the data is still there. I gave him my HD and he did something where I got SOME of the files back. There's still quite a bit missing.
Is there a utility of some sort to retrieve remaining files? Now that he's done whatever he did, I'm also wondering if that messes up any further possibility of data retrieval.
I noticed that the HD is now formatted with exFAT instead of NTFS like I originally formatted it. Does that screw things up for further data retrieval?
Edited by hamluis, 29 March 2016 - 03:14 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.