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Possible to recover files after format and partition?

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January 24, 2013 2:16:32 AM

I was installing windows 7 on a mac. Complications arose and i just formatted the hard drive and installed windows. I just realized i left a few files on the mac side that I need. I know that you can recover stuff after deleting them as long as you dont overwrite the hard drive, the problem is, i partitioned it for windows. Can i still get those files back even tho i partitioned it?
January 24, 2013 4:19:52 AM

I am not sure whether your files can be recovered. That often depends on how much data are rewritten.
But, you also can try a free partition recovery tool to take a chance. If I do not remember wrongly, this free tool provides a "Partition Recovery" option to the user to cope with the partition recovery problem. It always works well.

You can try it there: -

Note: You should not write anything new to rewrite your deleted data.
You should back up your data on a different drive in the future.

January 24, 2013 5:14:50 AM

After overwrite the hard drive may be possible to recover your data. But no one gives 100% guarantee to recover your data from hard disk.
So first download trail version in another system and connect your drive,
Install software and recover data according to given instruction.

Fore more :
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January 24, 2013 5:28:57 AM

Whenever I do those kinds of scans It doesnt detect the other partition. Probably because its an empty volume. However im skeptical about deleting the volume then making it a partition again because it might mess with what was once written on there. When I made these partitions, I used the mac disk utility with the mac boot disc. I created a 70gb for windows and kept the mac one. But when I did this it said it would destroy all data on that drive. (I thought it meant just the partition i was making) anyway. I think its in some form of mac partition state where I cant access it without formatting it into a partition. I tried seeing if the mac disc would install osx on that partition and it said it couldnt either. So should I format it again?
a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2013 6:33:20 AM
If I recall correctly this software allows you to search for specific files, which may help,
but may not work for the Mac files. Hopefully you can enter the exact filenames, worth a try. As for re-establishing partitions I have serious doubts considering the mix of Operating Systems!
a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2013 6:48:20 PM

Closing the thread as it has become a landing site for spam.