Solved I have formatted my pc but not formatted a drive how to see the data Tags: Configuration Windows XP Last response: May 10, 2011 1:04 PM in Windows XP Share alankarge May 3, 2011 1:36:37 PM Hello, I have formatted C drive in my pc and installed OS but did not touch the D drive. Now once the installation is done, I am not able to open the D drive. It asks me to format it. I have dta in D drive and want to get it back. More about : formatted formatted drive data Best solution mosox May 3, 2011 2:49:37 PM Go in control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management. Can you see that partition in there? If yes, right click on it and select "change drive letter and paths" and select "change" then select to change to an unallocated letter. Share alankarge May 10, 2011 5:50:25 AM Best answer selected by alankarge. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WyomingKnott May 10, 2011 1:04:39 PM mosox said:Go in control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management. Can you see that partition in there? If yes, right click on it and select "change drive letter and paths" and select "change" then select to change to an unallocated letter. Mosox, you have just added a tool to my toolbox. My usual response to being asked to format a drive is to assume that the partition table was corrupted and reach for recovery tools. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to restore the data of a formatted external hard drive?Thank you for your help Forum SolvedHow recover data from a Linux drive formatted with NTFS? Forum SolvedHow to get back data from a drive that is needed to be formatted? Forum How To Restore Formatted Data & Reinstate External Drive Forum How to get data back from a formatted hard drive with new partitions Forum How I can recover my formatted data from my drive, if its encrypted us Forum How to recover data from a formatted hard drive by using dos Forum i have data on my laptop in window 7, now i have installed the window xp and formatted all drives i wanna ask that how i retr Forum SolvedInstalling another drive. How do I get my PC to see my SATA drives without formatting, cause I have files in them I need. Forum external hard drive formatted for MAC... how do I reformat for PC Forum SolvedAccidentally formatted C drive and now need to recover data from logical partitions Forum SolvedData recovery problem from formatted drive Forum SolvedData recovery on formatted drive Forum I can see the files on floppy drive but will not let me copy them to the hard drive. Says floppy is not formatted. H Forum SolvedHELP! I ACCIDENTALLY FORMATTED MY HDD, HOW DO I GET MY DATA BACK?!? (And reinstall Windows 8) Forum SolvedHow can I recover data from a formatted hard disk? Forum SolvedHow to retrieve the data from formatted partitions? Forum Can I recover data from a formatted USB drive? Forum SolvedHow to recover data from a memory card that has been formatted for many times? Forum How to recover data from formatted SD card with files having original name Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !