Help! Restore external HDD after converting it to Boot drive

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Help! Restore external HDD after converting it to Boot drive

#1 Post by iamanengineer » 13 Jan 2017, 14:16

Hello experts,

after I accidentally converted my external HDD (500Gb) to a boot drive to clean install Win10.
What a surprise all my other files are GONE :shock:

Admittedly, I am a total beginner with testdisk.

Is there a chance to restore some files? I want to restore as much as I can.
Do I need to format the HDD now that it is a boot drive with 32GB?
How do i have to proceed?

I'm very grateful for any help and advice

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Re: Help! Restore external HDD after converting it to Boot drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 13 Jan 2017, 18:52

You can try PhotoRec to recover your data but it will not recover the original filenames or directory structure.

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