Opps I accidently formatted

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Quantum12, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Quantum12

    Quantum12 OSNN One Post Wonder

    Stupid me mistakenly formatted and deleted the partition on my 40 gig drive thinking it was my other 40 gig. There was alot of files I did not want to lose. What can I do? Is there any freeware progy that will recover deleted partitions/files? Whats the best method for doing this? Note: I have already reinstalled xp on this drive too. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

    Middle Of Nowhere - UK
    Dunno about that mate :(
    Usually you have to go through a data reclaimation service.
    Problem is they cost biiiig bucks.
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    There are several apps that can be used to salvage data off a formatted partition, but I doubt they'd work very well, especially since you've overwritten a large part of your disk with the new XP installation.
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    This might help. I really don't know much about the product so make sure you learn more about it. They have a free trial which I think will show you the files that can be recovered. But, I think you have to purchase it to actually do the recovery. If nothing else, the trial will be able to tell you if it can be done. http://www.partition-recovery.com/