I used this and i can see all of the files on the windows instalation that i overwrote, however i dont need these files (old windows, program files, etc...) On the tree, below the folders that i wanted to overwrite are folers named [00AA424], [00BB343], etc...
In these folders are some of the files that were on the partition with everything i wanted and windows wanst supposed to touch. Inside these folders are files that were in folders while many of the files i wanted to save were not in folders, or rather in about 5 Main folders which had a few sub folders and i think thoes are what im seeing. This is with the NTFS version and now im trying the FAT Version. Any other suggestions would help me beyond belief and i thank everyone who has tried to and is helping me now.
Just to reiterate, the files that i am trying to recover were on a NTFS partition that windows 2k install messed up when installing on an adjacent NTFS partition on the same drive. After the failed install there were 4 partitions, one of which is accessable in windows 2000
UPDATE: FAT returned no valid partitons for obvious reasons. Sounds like the partitions are giving me trouble, mabey a linux or dos program could help?
Could any of these applications help? http://bootmaster.filerecovery.biz/appnotes.html
Remember, i dont want to boot from the partition that has my data, nor is there a hdd installed, i just need to access the files so i can back them up.
Thanks again everyone