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Deleted+formatted Partitions Data Recovery

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April 1, 2014 12:12:32 PM

Hi...
By mistake, I've formatted my all partitions and then all partitions became one drive. On that drive, I installed new windows...
Can I recover my data ??
Please help.... :( 
April 1, 2014 3:24:17 PM

I'll take No for $100, Alex. You can recover data if you did a quick format (a short format writes over every block). But what happens then is that you have orphaned data sitting in blocks that are marked as not used. Recovery software can scan all the blocks and re-assemble files. If the blocks are overwritten with new data, like an OS install, then there is nothing to recover.

It is possible that you you had 200 GB before this accident and the install wrote 80 GB that you can recover some of the files that did not use space that got overwritten with your OS. You can try recovery tools from threads like http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/332-free-dat... or http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/267620-32-best-data-r... . But having written data to the drive after the partition may mean that it was overwritten and can't be restored. Best of luck to you.
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April 1, 2014 11:02:45 PM

I've used software, "Recover My files". While scanning, it has shown lot of my files that can be recovered. But, Problems are, I don't have key for this software and files are of smaller size now :(  (e.g my file of 2 GB is now being shown as just 200MB etc) .
Can I recover my complete files from these smaller size files??
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