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How do I recover data that I had on a external hard drive using usb that I accidentally unallocated the data doing a clean install of xp.

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I decided to do a system restore on a xp machine, I had a external mybook 80GB plugged into it. I used the xp disc to do a clean install. When I got to the part were delete partitions , I didn't realize that I still had my external drive plugged into the pc and I deleted the partion at the same time. I noticed it right away so I unplugged the mybook,  Now when I plug the my book into a working system no drive appears, I believe that is because it hasn't been reformatted . How do I recover the data files from the drive. I am not sure if it was a fat or ntsf file system on the external drive
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by:evilrix
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There are many tools to recover a deleted partition as long as it's not been overwritten...

http://www.google.com/search?q=undelete+partition&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
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try this one :  http://www.ptdd.com/
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otherwise u can create the partition manualy and try getdata back for windows software to recover data
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by:saroshjmistry
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Easy Recovery Professional (www.ontrack.com) =or= RT GetDataBack for FAT or NTFS, either application can recover files from a formatted volume. Good luck!
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