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Accidentally formated partition C and D

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    Accidentally formated partition C and D


    Hello guys,

    I have Accidentally formated partition C and D and now my HD has only 1 partition (1 TB).[Looks like partitions has been overwritten]

    I had windows 8.1 installed in partition C and i had all my files in my partition D.

    How can i restore just partition D files? (i have some immportatant stuff in here)

    For security reason i haven't used my HD after i saw that my files has been wiped.

    Thanks for help!

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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Use Disk management, make sure backup everything first.

    Windows 8: How to Create a New Hard Drive Partitions

    Easus makes nice program works well too Windows 8 disk management: extend, shrink, resize volume on Windows 8 32 bit and 64 bit
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    N.Y.
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    If formatted the D: partition you lost those files, unless someone knows of programs to recover them. Usually be for deleted files.
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    Im sorry, i forgot to montine that i have ubuntu installed now, can i use another PC with my laptop HD to restore local disc D files? Because i heard that using the HD will make it more harder to restore files.

    Thanks
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Not familiar with this PRODUCT.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    How did you format D:? Quick format or not? When you say "wiped" did you use a secure delete program or just quick format? If only quick format you should be able to unformat the partition. If you used a secure delete file wiper then you are likely hosed.

    Do you regret formatting partitions? Use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to realize unformat recovery.
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    I can use another Windows PC and use my 'wiped' HD as external device .

    I found some app to restore lost partition (with files) ex: Free Data Recovery, Backup, Partition Manager, System Utility Software for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android - EaseUS EaseUS Partition Master - Free Partition Magic alternative, Partition Manager Software for Windows PC and Server

    If you used any good recovery app, please let me know.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    How did you format D:? Quick format or not? When you say "wiped" did you use a secure delete program or just quick format? I only quick format you should be able to unformat the partition. If you used a secure delete file wiper then you ae likely hosed.
    I had two partitions, and i wanted to make dual boot (windows 8 + ubuntu) but after i installed ubuntu for some reason it formated my HD, and two partitions (C - windows and D my files) removed, now i see only 1 partition 991 Gb.

    Now, i just need Local disc D files...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperTM View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    How did you format D:? Quick format or not? When you say "wiped" did you use a secure delete program or just quick format? I only quick format you should be able to unformat the partition. If you used a secure delete file wiper then you ae likely hosed.
    I had two partitions, and i wanted to make dual boot (windows 8 + ubuntu) but after i installed ubuntu for some reason it formated my HD, and two partitions (C - windows and D my files) removed, now i see only 1 partition 991 Gb.

    Now, i just need Local disc D files...
    Well everywhere you look you see BACK UP, BACK UP, CREATE YOUR RESTORE DISKSET. If your files are truly important I would seek professional recovery service. If only somewhat important as they must be or you would have them backed up.
    You were linked to Mini tool By MilesAhead I haven't used there recovery program but there Partitioning tool is the best. Any other recovery software or this one I would get on there Support forum and find out how to use there program to be very confident in what your are doing before starting as if you get it wrong you could make your data unrecoverable.
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    [QUOTE=ThumperTM;433494]
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    How did you format D:? Quick format or not? When you say "wiped" did you use a secure delete program or just quick format? I only quick format you should be able to unformat the partition. If you used a secure delete file wiper then you ae likely hosed.
    It sounds like the Ubuntu install may not have recognized GPT disk setup. In any case I don't see if the recovery tool has an option to make a boot CD. It would seem logical to run from a boot disc since it's going to manipulate format etc.. See if you can get someone(if you don't have another PC to do it yourself) to make a bootable CD from that or another data recovery program and try it.

    If the data is some commercial data you must have then I would not touch anything. Just take the drive to a recovery technician. Only you know what is on there so you have to decide what to spend on the recovery attempt.
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 30 Sep 2014 at 17:19.
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