Major Duck Up when reloading Windows 7

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Major Duck Up when reloading Windows 7

#1 Post by MajorDuckUp » 05 Feb 2015, 13:38

I made a huge mistake.

When reloading windows 7, I deleted the 100 MB partition from my Segate 4TB (st4000dm000) hdd.

When I installed windows 7, it formatted it and put a partition of only 2 TB on it, and effectively wiping my HDD of all my stored files.

What settings do I use to maximize file recovery?

I tried:

cylinders 16383
heads 16
sectors/track 63
Sector size 512

This seemed to be providing files, but at a really slow rate, and there was no naming scheme or info.

Then I tried:

cylinders 16383
heads 16
sectors/track 63
Sector size 4096

This was great, I got fast file recovery, and some details about the names and icons even showed up for the exe files. However, It stopped finding files at 6667 files.

What settings can I use to maximize file recovery and retain details about the file?

Really freaking out here, please help.

The attachment si the windirstat of the recovered files. It seems like if I got the numbers right, it would be more organized perhaps?

What information do you need to help me with this problem?
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MajorDuckUp
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Re: Major Duck Up when reloading Windows 7

#2 Post by MajorDuckUp » 06 Feb 2015, 06:14

cylinders 486401
heads 16
sectors/track 2
Sector size 4096

This also gives detailed data on the files, but also stops at 6667 files.

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Re: Major Duck Up when reloading Windows 7

#3 Post by MajorDuckUp » 06 Feb 2015, 06:56

I tried the cmd interface without advanced settings.

there was good file info, but it stopped at 7343 files.

The GUI interface recovers all the files, but obtains absolutely no information on the files to include in naming.

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Re: Major Duck Up when reloading Windows 7

#4 Post by MajorDuckUp » 06 Feb 2015, 21:08

So I have a promising start with another program, easeUS, so far it has identified Many of the folders that were there before the loss.

Files have proper names, and locations so far, so that is a plus.

I may still use photorec to strip every file I can, and then sort it by type, garbage collect, and archive for data backup.

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