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How to recover data after full format?

  • Western Digital
  • Full Format
  • External Hard Drive
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
December 20, 2012 6:47:57 AM

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive with two partitions: one for Windows and one for data. However, my brother formatted the data partition with the full format a few minutes ago. A great amount of data had not been backed up yet. Is it still possible to recover them back?

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a c 386 G Storage
December 20, 2012 11:34:00 AM

Which OS? I believe windows vista and 7 full format writes zeros to all sectors which will make undeletion much harder and possibly not possible. XP should be recoverable.