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"Retrieve Files"-after formatting a driv

By ffbb ·
Windows 98 os- I added a Hard drive using Ghost to image which was successful from one 6.2 gig to another 6.2g. Both HD are devided into two partitions. After completion I "fomatted" (my mistake)and lost files on both Hard Drives on the second partition which I would like to retrieve. "Is there a software or a way to retrieve those files?" I still have the OS on both hard drives on the 1st partition and have not shut down the system since I realized what I did. Need help.

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by guy In reply to "Retrieve Files"-after fo ...

Try the UNFORMAT command from the command line. If you have not made any changes, you have a chance.

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by Andy_P In reply to "Retrieve Files"-after fo ...

I think you'll have to search for a data recovery company in your area.
This process however comes with a large price tag but if the data is business critical it's the only way I know.

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by Pat Estes In reply to "Retrieve Files"-after fo ...

Agree with # 2 about the data recovery company. It will cost you though.

Did you make an image with Ghost? If so you have a "snapshot" backup of your original. You can use this to restore your files. Good luck.

PS Use Ghost to make a backup and write the file to a CD. Cheap backup, and pretty durable.

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by chachen In reply to "Retrieve Files"-after fo ...

You can use a software called "Tiramisu Data Recovery"

You can get the file here at the PCWorld link
http://www.pcworld.com/fileworld/file_description/0,1458,6543,00.html

This utility can remedy corrupted FAT tables, inaccessible partitions, virus attacks, and accidental reformatting. Tiramisu scans your drive and rebuilds the file table in memory to facilitate the safe transfer of data to another device

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