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    Formatted Partition


    I quick formated one of my drive partitions by accident. Thought I was formating an external one. I am about to panic here...all my photos and mp3's were on this drive. Would a system restore get the drive back like it was?

    I have Aidfile recovery software but I can't get it to restore, I don't understand the help files.

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    The truth is by formatting a drive, it only erased the file address table. The
    data are still on the drives sound and not touched after you performed quick
    formatting or full formatting.

    Try using Recuva

    Recuva - Recovery from damaged or formatted disks
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    Thanks Nuccii...I appreciate the link.
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    I bought easeus data recovery wizzard. It will finish in about 6 hours. I am thinking I might try a system restore point after easeus finishes. Will I be making a mistake?
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    No need to do a system restore point if you are successful. It will not reverse the result of a formatted drive.
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    Ok...thanks for clearing that idea for me.
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    Easeus stopped responding


    After a failed attempt with easeus, I run recuva in advanced mode and it only found a handful of files. I think easeus must have witten to the disk or something.

    Sorta stuck right now. Recuva found a lot of files when I used the wizzard. However I don't think I can tick off 200,000 files to recover. Shouldn't there be a select all option?

    Not sure what to do now. I may have a disk and partition backup file. I am not sure which drive it is for.
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    That many files!!!!! No wonder you were going off the deep end.

    I would focus more on the files that are market Excellent.
    In List view, click the heading State so that the Excellent files are sorted at the top of the list.
    - Click the first filename (not its checkbox) at the top of the list - this is the first file marked excellent, it will now be highlighted
    - Then scroll down the list until you get to the last file marked excellent
    - Then hold down the shift key on your keyboard and click the filename (not its checkbox) of the last file marked excellent
    - You should now see that all the files marked excellent are highlighted
    - Then right click anywhere on this highlighted list and a pop up menu should appear
    - select 'check highlighted' option from the pop up menu and you should now see that the checkbox for each file is now checked - there is a tick symbol in the box

    What you do with the rest is up to you.

    "You may have a disk and partition backup file" Look at the Properties, it may tell you from where it was made. Do not use this backup if the above was fruitful.
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    formatted partition


    Thanks Nuccii...you guys are tops.
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    Formatted Partition


    Recuva is on first pass and is 19%, 327,000 files found. Estimated time left is 23 hours. I will let the


    program finish. However, I wonder if it will be able to finish. I wanted to just recover files that were't


    previously deleted. But after easeus crashed it only shows a few files, therefore I chose scan deleted files as well.
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