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accidently started to format..

  1. #11

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    what does the partition recovery wizard actually do??

    MY situation is this :

    1. i went to disk management in windows

    2. i picked my wrong drive external 3 terabyte hd and clicked format..

    3. 2-3 seconds in i pulled the usb plug out to stop the format.. but ofcourse it had started..

    4. now i'm left with windows wants to format this drive so it can see it..

    Where do i go from here..

    i'm about to go to best buy and buy a 5 terabyte ($199) drive to clone/backup my data and or start recovering data to that.. thats where i'm at now...


    I think i correctly ran partition recovery and selected both reserved partition and the raw data.. but it just searched for a long night and then changed nothing..

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  2. #12

    Posts : 2,612
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    once you selected format - the clean command was sent to the drive.. and since you see Raw date there may be no files to recover

    you may want to try an undelete program such as:

    Data Recovery for Windows & Mac,Specialized in Photo, Video and Music Recovery
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  3. #13

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    You did not do correctly. You missed one step. After clicking Finish, this will set as pending operation. You must click on Apply (Top left Corner) to commit the recovery operation. I suggest to redo it again.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    ha.. great.. well i might as well see how recuva does..

    then i'll try partition recovery again after this..
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