recover data after quick format and xp installation

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recover data after quick format and xp installation

#1 Post by siku »


I have a question ...

Can I recover data from this situation ?

I tried to install xp on partition C and , unfortunattely, I chose partition D and installed windows by my stupid
mistake ( I was tired at that moment ).

The xp installer did quick format on D.

Now I want to recover a part of files at least from partition D.

I think it is not possible but I just ask to be sure.

Please tell me what program can I use for this operation.

Thank you very much.

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Re: recover data after quick format and xp installation

#2 Post by cgrenier »

You can run PhotoRec on the free space of the partition D:. If it doesn't work, enable the expert mode in Options, choose a blocksize of 512 bytes, use the default options otherwise.