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vikkyprasath

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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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Vincenzo

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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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Anshad Edavana

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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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RolandJS

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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.
 
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vikkyprasath

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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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stjrna

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Hi There

I have mostly the same problem with my laptop, but the difference that I didnt install windows 10 yet

it told me that i need to convert from efi to gpt, so I make the steps of converting gpt using windows 10 bootable

my questoin is it possible to use something like bootable usb or dvd, to get back old MBR, and old partion tables

Thanks in advance
 

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