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formatted hardisk <gpt to mbr format> lost all data

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    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1

    formatted hardisk <gpt to mbr format> lost all data


    sir,
    i accidently Formatted the harddisk ....GPT FORMAT TO MBR FORMAT..... during changing OS....actually i partioned as C,D,E,F drives.... now i lost all data..... i want it back.... hope you help...
    sme important files there....
    thnk you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    please reply sir
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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    I don't know if the tools I used would help after a reformat.

    But I would remove the hard drive from the computer, put it in a hard drive enclosure, connect it to another computer, and run recovery software on that computer, such as The Best Data Recovery Software | MiniTool Power Data Recovery
    or
    Five Best Free Data Recovery Tools

    I used GetDataBack but it is not free. Worked well for me.

    Be sure to instruct the recovery software to copy any recovered files NOT to the problem hard drive, or you may overwrite files that are yet to be recovered.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    thank yu sir...
    i will try these....
    i needed this... help me to recover...by giving more ideas
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  5. #5


    help me to recover...by giving more ideas
    I f i understood correctly, you deleted the GPT partition table and re-partitioned the disk under MBR partitioning scheme. After that you re-installed Windows. In such a situation, there is nothing more to do than trying data recovery with the help of well known/proven DR softwares and pray ( seriously ).

    I would suggest "Power Data Recovery" as well as "GetDataBack for NTFS".

    https://www.runtime.org/howto_datarecovery.pdf


    Btw, who doesn't knows that re-partitioning a disk will result in data loss ?.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    s your guess is correct.... I deleted GPT and re-partioned under MBR.... such a genious you are...

    i know data will be loss after re-partitioned actually my cousine did this mistake ly...
    please help bro
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  7. #7


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    In the old days, one could change everything back to exactly what partitions were originally - and often unformat/undelete would work. I do not know if such is possible presently.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 14 Apr 2015 at 20:49.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    thank you all.....sir....
    Atlast that wonder happens...
    i recovered the data... with #power data recovery
    thank you 150 times
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  9. #9


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
    help me to recover...by giving more ideas
    I f i understood correctly, you deleted the GPT partition table and re-partitioned the disk under MBR partitioning scheme. After that you re-installed Windows. In such a situation, there is nothing more to do than trying data recovery with the help of well known/proven DR softwares and pray ( seriously ).

    I would suggest "Power Data Recovery" as well as "GetDataBack for NTFS".

    https://www.runtime.org/howto_datarecovery.pdf


    Btw, who doesn't knows that re-partitioning a disk will result in data loss ?.

    thank you sir.... i recovered.... you made my day great
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  10. #10


    You are welcome
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