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Please Help... I've accidently erased important data from hard dri


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adifrank

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Hi. I recently got a new computer and some hard drives. In the process of transferring my files and folders from one drive to the other - it seems that I missed a few things, including a very important folder - My Picures folder with all my photos from over the years.

Even worse... I formatted the drive :-(
If it helps any, I used the "quick format" and not the "full format"

Can anyone please recommend the best possible way I might be able to recover (at least partially) my data?

This is exactly what I've done:
1. deleted the files on the drive
2. quick format
3. copied other data on to it, currently using drive as a backup drive

Please help :)

Edited by adifrank, 28 October 2008 - 09:16 AM.

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There is a program that I use that does format recovery. It's called Recover My Files. I've had fairly good luck with it in the past. The catch is, it recovers files, but not file names. It names them "RECOVERED_JPEG_0001" for example.
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This is one that was recommended to me by one of the staff members here:

PC Inspector. He was able to get information back after a double format. You should try to recover the files as quickly as possible, though, so they're not overwriitten even more. Good Luck! :)
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