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By mauicatman ·
Is it possible to restore Fat16 files that were erased on the hard drive while installing Windows 2000? After backing up my program files in Win98, I installed Windows 2000. Those files were erased during the reformatting process and now the backupdisk is missing. Any solutions would be much appreciated.

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by scottsman In reply to Hard drive file search

if the drive was formatted there is no recourse. and the drive had to be formatted as w2k cannot run on fat16 only fat 32 and ntfs

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by mauicatman In reply to Hard drive file search

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Hard drive file search

Win2K requires either FAT32 or NTFS. During the install, Win2K will reformat the hardrive to either of these two file types, your choice. Your Fat16 files are gone forever.

Sorry,

Paul.

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by donmars In reply to Hard drive file search

Excuse me guys! Watch the misinformation, WIN 2000 supports FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS!! As for the problem of recovery you may want to try this product, this is there claim:> File Recovery Tree - recover data from fdisk, format, virus attack, accidentaldeletion plus more! For a limited time receive the full version of Fast File Undelete free with the purchase of File Recovery Tree

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by donmars In reply to Hard drive file search

Thats right, Win 2000 can use FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS!!

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