It's summer now and my room gets really hot, maybe 100 degrees F hot. This also means my computer gets very hot too. I foolishly left my harddrive on the metal cd drive bay where it contacts metal on the bottom instead of the hard drive bay where it only contacts metal from the sides. I think this may have made the hd malfunction.
Anyways, all my 6 years of musical composition and game design are gone with little or no backups of some files.
My computer is divided into 6 partitions, C through H.
For some weird reason, drives C and F work while all the
other drives report to not be formatted yet.
I downloaded a data recovery program and it succesffully
found most of the so-called "unformatted" files, also finding
some gibberish files.
But this program is a file-by-file recovery system and a 3 mb file
takes 10 minutes to recover, and each recovery means a lost
of another hidden file (noting all 6 partitions equal 300gb).
Is there a program that lets me just mark those "unformatted" drives
as already formatted without telling stupid windows to format them,
and thereby losing all the orginal names and headers?