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#1 pazhanii

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:22 AM

Hai,

       I was trying to automate the windows installation with full format. But i ran it on backup system without remembering it. Now everything is gone with single partition. But already i had 3 partition. Which tool would be better to recover. I tried active partition recovery but it goes on scanning for long time without finding any. Plz suggest a solution which would recover quickly.

 

Thanks in advance...



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 04:17 PM

Are you sure about the "full" format?

Starting with Windows Vista the "full" format option (i.e. the "not quick" or without the /q switch) WIPES the whole extents of the volume by overwriting 00's. :ph34r:

 

IF this is the case, NOTHING can be recovered (and you will have learned - at a very dear price - the risks of "automatic" and unatttended" setups).

 

IF that was XP r arlier OR if after all the /q switch was used, very likely you can recover a large part of your files, personally I use DMDE for this kind of recovery (which not necessarily is "easy" or "quick"):
http://dmde.com/

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:34 PM

 

 

 I was trying to automate the windows installation with full format. But i ran it on backup system without remembering it. 

 

Better to experiment with virtual machines first. That is what i usually do when i have to try something new which i am not familiar with.



#4 steve6375

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:46 PM

Try TestDisk (google for 'testdisk photorec')

Do a scan using 'Intel' for type.



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:31 AM

Sorry for late reply.

 

Its deepawali in india (Festival)

 

Thanks all members for suggesting.

 

I would try and let know the result....






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