During a routine OS reinstall on partition 2 of a HDD, the installer formatted partition 1 with no warning.
Partition 1 was NTFS before, and is NTFS now. There was minimal data written to partition 1 (Sys vol Info, NTLDR, a couple of other files, a total of 26 MB)
What are the best methods / recovery programs (Windows) that can be used to recover the data on partition 1, a total of approximately 20Gb of user files.
Is there a way to do it so that data is recovered in its previous folder hierarchy (rather than a dump folder of 50.000 recovered files?)