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I had Windows XP and two partitions C and D.
I have formatted the drives, merged the partitions into one drive C and reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows.
I forgot to recover few files. How to recover formatted files?
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Question by:srikanthradix
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Has to be said, this is a tall order.

However, first, STOP using the new disk to boot from.  Take it out of the PC, and either fit a new disk, and load an OS to that, and then fit the old disk as a slave.  Or, take the old disk to another pc and fit it as a slave there.  The more it is usedto boot from, the higher the chances of overwriting your old data.  

After that, try any of the excellent products mentioned above.  They can be slow to do their scans - for instance I've left GetDataBack from Runtime.org running overnight....

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i doubt that you'll be able to recover anything.
you can recover files when they are NOT  OVERWRITTEN  .
so - if you are lucky, the files that are not overwritten can be recovred. for any more recovery, ask hor help, posssibilities, and a fee  here :    
http://www.gillware.com/                              data recovery Company
http://www.drivesavers.com/services/estimates.html                     "           "           "
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the best application and the fastest i have tried over and over again is called r studio try it and you willl thank me

cheers



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by:sfarazmand
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getdataback has always worked for me. there are a few other tools out there but aren't as reliable.
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by:jruocco_1
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I have formatted by external HDD accidentally and used filescav to restore.

it has a disfuctional drive option which will almost certainly work.

It is quite slow though
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