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Formatting Problems

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My son has an 80 gb hard drive with all his files and info on it. Recently he inadvertently said "yes" to formatting a new 33 gig partition on his hard drive. We can view the hole 33 gig hard drive partition and using other software we are able to see that the drive still shows up as an 80 gig drive with a 33 gig partition. My question is this, is there any way possible for us to see and possibly retrieve any info that may still be on the un-partitioned portion of the hard drive?

Would greatly appreciate any assistance on this one.
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You would have to use a data recovery program... You could try getdataback from here: http://www.runtime.org/

just note you have to have another hard drive to install it on AND space to put the info you recovery on that other drive.... you can download and run getdataback ( get the proper one for your file system ) and see what it will recover before you buy it... There MAY be other software that is free out there but I have not personally used it and I HAVE used this software which is quite good...

Good luck... note you MIGHT be able to recover info in the formated portion as well as long as you haven't put anything else in there...
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