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Can I delete HFS formatted HDD, reformat it to ntfs and then recover data from it ? will the files be available for recovery

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  • NTFS
  • Hard Drives
  • Format
  • Storage
  • Mac Os
  • Data Recovery
Last response: in Storage
March 13, 2014 5:21:04 AM

Hfs to ntfs and then recover data ??

More about : delete hfs formatted hdd reformat ntfs recover data files recovery

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a b G Storage
March 13, 2014 5:24:23 AM

No once you format there is no guarantee any files will be recoverable. you will have to back up and then format before coping the files back to the drive.
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March 13, 2014 5:36:54 AM

Yes, you are right but my drive is not readable its showing me to format the drive as soon as I connect my drive to computer.
That's why I wanted to know if there is any possibility to recover file after deleting drive then reformatting or zero chances like a low formatted hdd??
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a b G Storage
March 13, 2014 5:50:03 AM

There is a very small chance less so because your trying to pull files off a HFS onto a NTFS FS. Without some way to read the files now I would not count on being able to recover them later. Possible but highly unlikely.

Your best bet will be a fsck from a Mac then trying to read the files.
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