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1 hour ago, Britishblue said:

Hello. I was making a windows 10 install usb stick today and I accidentally selected my external ssd. It wiped a folder with loads of really old stuff I do not want to be deleted. I installed hetman and it recovered most of the files but It costs so much money. I have tried using some other ones, but the problem is they dont search the partition with the files on. The windows media creation tool allocated 32 gb of the drive to windows and left 200gb unallocated. and thats the part with the files on. I cant find a program that will search that. Is there a way to recover the files ? Thank you.

Contact a data recovery service, or risk further data loss by trying something like https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Hello. I was making a windows 10 install usb stick today and I accidentally selected my external ssd. It wiped a folder with loads of really old stuff I do not want to be deleted. I installed hetman and it recovered most of the files but It costs so much money. I have tried using some other ones, but the problem is they dont search the partition with the files on. The windows media creation tool allocated 32 gb of the drive to windows and left 200gb unallocated. and thats the part with the files on. I cant find a program that will search that. Is there a way to recover the files ? Thank you.

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8 minutes ago, Britishblue said:

Hello. I was making a windows 10 install usb stick today and I accidentally selected my external ssd. It wiped a folder with loads of really old stuff I do not want to be deleted. I installed hetman and it recovered most of the files but It costs so much money. I have tried using some other ones, but the problem is they dont search the partition with the files on. The windows media creation tool allocated 32 gb of the drive to windows and left 200gb unallocated. and thats the part with the files on. I cant find a program that will search that. Is there a way to recover the files ? Thank you.

Ultimate Boot CD is a good and also free  

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1 hour ago, Britishblue said:

Hello. I was making a windows 10 install usb stick today and I accidentally selected my external ssd. It wiped a folder with loads of really old stuff I do not want to be deleted. I installed hetman and it recovered most of the files but It costs so much money. I have tried using some other ones, but the problem is they dont search the partition with the files on. The windows media creation tool allocated 32 gb of the drive to windows and left 200gb unallocated. and thats the part with the files on. I cant find a program that will search that. Is there a way to recover the files ? Thank you.

Contact a data recovery service, or risk further data loss by trying something like https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

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From my experience trying multiple recovery software, after format the chance of recovering is around 50%, when the sector is overwritten it drops to around 10% if you're lucky.

You can still see the files uncovered, but the folder structure will be completely gone and files content most of the time unreadable.

So it is still possible to retrieve the files if the same sector IS NOT OVERWRITTEN with new data.

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if your data is precious, consult a data recovery service, any self attempt would reduce your chances more likely than not

also, it's a bit late for this tip, but i usually unplug all but the drive i intend to install the OS on for this very reason

-sigh- feeling like I'm being too negative lately

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On 1/21/2023 at 1:32 AM, Electronics Wizardy said:

Since this is a ssd, it probably ran trim when the drive was formatted so all the data was lost.

 

A pro data recovery shop is your best shot here, but I'd guess your chances would be very bad.

In recovery software a lot of the stuff I wanted off it showed up. I just cant recover it as it costs a lot. It might be because its an external ssd maybe.

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On 1/21/2023 at 2:47 AM, kirashi said:

Contact a data recovery service, or risk further data loss by trying something like https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Thank you. That recovered basically all of it. Its all in random folders though and unorganised so Ill go through and and get the bits I want to keep. Thanks again.

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Recovery software is pretty good if you delete a file and nothing else but your kinda screwed 90%+ of the time if ANYTHING is written.

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On 1/23/2023 at 8:51 PM, ewitte said:

Recovery software is pretty good if you delete a file and nothing else but your kinda screwed 90%+ of the time if ANYTHING is written.

I didnt write anything but the windows media creation tool partitioned it and allocated 32 gb to it and unallocated 200. I managed to recover most of what i wanted from the 200gb partition. I haven't checked all the recovered files yet so there might be more. I even found some really old stuff I deleted ages ago which was funny.

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