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Old 12-29-2005, 04:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mike4realz
if u've deleted ur partition, all data are gone. ur gonna have to create a new partition and reformat
Just because you've deleted your partition it doesn't mean the data is gone - the raw data is still there it's just being ignored by the OS. It's not deleted until it's written over!

You could use data recovery software to get some (maybe even all) your data back yourself but DON'T INSTALL ANYTHING ELSE ON THE DRIVE because as you put more data back onto the drive it will start to overwrite the old data.

I'm sure you could use GetDataBack from to make an image of the drive (and it's 'deleted' data). Then you could carry on using the drive in the current PC and browse the image file to recover your lost files. I use this but it's not free although someone may be able to point you to a free app which does much the same!
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