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How to get data back from a formatted hard drive with new partitions

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February 2, 2013 11:13:34 AM
February 2, 2013 11:31:33 AM

If you formatted the drive your data is gone..
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February 2, 2013 11:50:41 AM

if it was a quick format doesnt mean the data is unrecoverable

try recuva or one of the free easus softwares

http://www.easeus.com/
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February 2, 2013 12:18:45 PM

Formatting doesn't actually delete any data it just removes the headers and the partition table etc. The data is still physically on the disk but there but there is no reference to it's location so your computer can't read it and you can't see it. The data is not truly gone until something is written over the top of it, sometimes it takes several overwrites.

If you haven't done anything since formatting there is a high chance one of the programs suggested above can recover it. You will need to connect the drive to another machine either as a secondary drive or via an external HDD enclosure and run the software from there.

Or alternatively you could create a bootable CD of PartedMagic and recover from there.
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