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Accidentally reformatted Hard Disk Drive

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by cobby555, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. cobby555

    cobby555 Guest

    I have tried 5 different Data recovery software programs,and they all said there was no data to recover,except R-Studio which found everything I had on this drive,great but it is saved in a file format which I do not no how to open or use which is a SCN FILE,I used Filelinfo.net and they suggested I use a program called Winimage, but I cannot work out how to use it to open this file,would love some help please.
     
  2. 88Camaro

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    Just out of curiosity (I have to ask), how to do "accidently" reformat a Hard Drive?
     
  3. cobby555

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    Hi I've got 2 hard drives C and D,and was not paying proper attention to what I was doing,and did not notice that Iwas reformatting the wrong drive.
     
  4. Molder

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    Did you format C or D?

    I ask because I didn't think Windows would let you format the drive it was installed on, unless it was not in use.

    What data do you wish to recover, photos and docs?

    M
     
  5. cobby555

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    Hello Yes it is possible to format c drive,Its quite handy if you want to take your computer back to factory condition and start again with a blank sheet,but it is very important to back up important files,I am trying to retrive photoes and accounts.
     
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  7. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    Use the almighty system restore.
     
  8. cobby555

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    The Almighty system restore has got nothing to restore when you reformatt your HD, thats why we need to use Data Recovery software unfortunetly.
     
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    Recover My Files worked a treat for me
     

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