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Data Recovery of a Formatted Drive

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Could I please have some recommendations for Data Recovery of a Formatted Drive. There are so many choices out there that I don't know which one I wanna use.

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Choosing a program (once decided if going "Freeware" or "Commercial") and actual probabilities of getting back the needed data depends by a couple of factors:

  • HOW the drive was formatted "before" (which filesystem) AND IF the filesystem was defragmented recently
  • HOW the drive has been formatted "after"

General ideas are exposed here:

Just as an example, if a drive was NTFS and has been re-formatted as FAT32, chances are that you can recover 100%.

The actual Operating System used to format may (please read as "will") make the difference.

If the drive was FORMATted as "Full" under Vista/7, probabilities are 0% (zero percent) as under these OS the Format command actually WIPEs :ph34r: the filesystem:

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It was using XP when I formatted it and it is still using XP now.

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#1 STOP USING IT!!! (They told me that here :P )

Any use of it overwrites the old data.

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If you formatted the drive AND installed a new copy of XP on top of it, you can pretty much kiss your data goodbye.

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