Quick formatted HDD and cannot retrieve data

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johnmac150
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Quick formatted HDD and cannot retrieve data

#1 Post by johnmac150 »

Hi

NTFS data disk on Win10 was "Quick" formated and contents were unavailable. Tried Testdisk (Analyse) but data not found, only System Volume Information folder. Tried a test copy of "4DDiG" and data appears to be there but I would like to see if TestDisk can do the job, before I pay for it. Am I doing something wrong with TestDisk or is it just not capable of probing deeply enough to recover?

recuperation
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Re: Quick formatted HDD and cannot retrieve data

#2 Post by recuperation »

I have no crystal ball. And the logical and the shortest answer for such a posting is: Try Photorec.
johnmac150 wrote: 22 Oct 2021, 11:57 Am I doing something wrong with TestDisk
How should I judge this, please?

johnmac150
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Re: Quick formatted HDD and cannot retrieve data

#3 Post by johnmac150 »

I thought Photorec would only recover photos. What is difference between it and Testdisk?

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Re: Quick formatted HDD and cannot retrieve data

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