I was on the windows xp setup, and i deleted the D partition and then recreated it, then i installed windows 7 coz my boot manager was gone, now all i want is to recover the old files from the previous partition, is there a possible way to do it, plz help me out and thanks in advance
any data that was their and written over by your new windows instalation is lost im afraid. however if you had, for example 200g of data and only installed 20g of OS files and apps, then the other 180g is recoverable. all data on a hdd that is deleted leaves a ghost image that remains their until the hdd is defraged or over written. try the data recovery programs suggested above.