Restoring of quickformated NTFS HD data???

Posted on 2003-02-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have 3x HD, 2xRAID(strip.)(motherboard conn.ASUS) splited on C:\(system) and E:\, and finaly D:\for archiving my workfiles. Evertything run under WIN XP and it's NTFS. Now, my system collapsed i know it's K.O. So I started reiinstaling system(XP). In a point of choosing destination disk i choosed C:\ for system instal (the raid driver was not supported) - but my (old)D:\ was indentified like C:\ .I forgoted that in this situation is changed the lettername of disk. So i quickformated the c:\ disk - and started to instaling systemfiles. Whow and now my system has crashed. I started instaling again - again with quickformat- now -i havc remeber, that the lettername of the (old)drive(d:\) is changed to c:\ so i stoped the instalation. Restared, putted driver for RAID(from a:\), instaled XP in the right directory the real c:\(raid) .System is on - but the drive d:\ you know now..... is blank - only with instaled system files(of broken instalation).

     Here stay the question-I please You ALL very very..............Is there any way to RECOVER my files....(aplication)or, or? In best- with foldernames????

     Please- you now-life of four musicians from CZECH republic stay on that. And two years of intesive work.!!!
(jazzrock music)

P.S. sorry for my terrible ENGLISH.

P.P.S. The 1st totalcrash of system was by unistaling aplication with ASHAMPOO uninstaler.
Question by:FinkJR
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Hi FinkJR,

You are going to need to look out for a utility to help you with this.  I have frequently had to restore hard drives in the past but not NTFS yet.

There is a utility from this website that supports NTFS and Windows XP, it is also available in different languages.

The address is http://www.file-rescue.com/
The address for the home version is http://www.softwareshelf.com/products/display_homeuser.asp?p=11

I think some sort of utility is definatly the way to go, Hope this helps and Good Luck,


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You can download an evaluation to test first to make sure its going to work.
The evaluation will allow you to recover up to two (2) files. Evaluations are available in English, Français, Deutsch, Español and Italiano.
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