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Question Regarding Data Recovery Software.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Question Regarding Data Recovery Software.

    Hello EightForums! This is my first post here, and it's odd because I check back here alot. Anyway, glad to finally get started here. Let's cut to the chase.

    Question/Problem: I have Windows Data Recovery Software, and I have run a quick, and full scan over night to my 931.51GB (1TB) HDD that was recently formatted completely via Windows 8.1 Installation Disc. I have crucial files that I did not realize were there in the first place. Doh! I would like to get these back, and thought it was possible to do so with recovery software. However, the quick and full/deep scans I ran only recovered my CURRENT Windows 8.1 Installation. Files that I just put on the HDD last night, (NOT DELETED BTW) have been "recovered". Why are files from my previous Installation (Windows 7 Pro) not being recovered? Is there anything that can possibly be done?

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    Not familiar with the Windows Data Recovery Software as I have not used that product. But I have used others, and generally speaking, when a drive has been formatted more than once, the software detects this and present a list of different partition schemes, allowing you to choose the one you want.

    Also, there is generally a deep scan option that ignores the partitioning and just looks for file and folder headers. I have used this more than once to retrieve old files.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    If the sector of the files you are looking for have been overwritten on that sector then surely they are gone. I suggest you download and run Recuva Free, you may get more back before it goes to far:
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