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I havea 750 gig drive that I store music on.  In an effort to replicate another drive i inadvertantly pointed to this as the target drive.  I stopped the process after a few seconds.  the software had already created three partitions on the drive.  I want to recoiver the data on that drive and was looking for advice about undelete utils and what to do about the partition config.  The drive used to be one big partition.

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I did the same thing to a computer that I was rebuilding.  Actually, I backed up the data to a drive that became corrupted and then formatted the original drive.  I used Undelete Plus from PC World and it got back all of the files -- even the folder structure.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64843-page,1-c,utilities/description.html

Note:  It won't work if any sectors have been overwritten.
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You may want to check out these tools:

QueTek File Scavenger:
http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm?source=google15&gclid=CN7QsqeY_5MCFQ6S1QodRmcbVw

Partition Recovery:
http://www.partition-recovery.com

Runtime GetDataBack:
http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

Active File Recovery:
http://www.file-recovery.net

You may be very lucky. The fact that you stopped the process after a few seconds may mean that the partition table got altered, but hardly any formatting and no over-writing was done. This is a rather good starting point for forensic software.

All the programmes listed are commercial, but have free demos, so you can try them out to see whether they serve your purpose.
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That one from PC World is free.
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thanks!!
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