Restoring files after a reformat? Heeelp..

By Rosiee
Mar 30, 2007
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  1. I'm not sure if this is the right place for it, but I've reformatted my PC completely and obviously lost a few of my files, and I'm curious if there was a way of getting them back despite the reformat?
    I didn't think it was possible to restore the file after the reformat, but I've been told it is, and it's vital that I get this file back.

    So if anyone could help me and tell me how, I'd be very greatful..

    Thanks,

    Rosie.
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 931

    lost file recovery

    Moderators may move this to another forum, if they see a better fit.

    The chances of recovering files from a reformatted hard drive diminish with continued use of the drive. If available, the recovery should be performed in another computer with this drive attached (slave or usb) or with a different hard drive configured as the master.

    I have been stumbling around this site trying to collect information about disaster recovery tools. Most recently found for data recovery (diydatarecovery). Some of my other recent post have links on related topics. Use advance search in the section to enter userid as the criteria. Userid kraft has also posted this type of info.

    I have not found any freeware that provides the ability to recover files buried under the re-format. Software that I used in the past, does not advertise that its current product has this capability http://www.stompsoft.com/recoverlostdata.html

    If the program executes from CD and your needs are small, a stick memory (usb flash drives) can be used for the recovery.
  3. Rosiee

    Rosiee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hmm.. I'll see, thanks.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Try to use data recovery programs. You may or may not be successful. Chances of recovery decrease with time.
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