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Data recovery from Portable Hard Disk

I have a portable hard disk,, i planned to format my hard drive of my laptop,, for this is copied all the important data to the portable disk,, when I started reinstalling windows XP as per the method of reinstallation,, I had to format the hard drive first and then make new partitions,, during this activity I forgot that my portable hard disk is also connected,, mistakenly I formatted that also :( can anybody please help me to know how to recover that data of portable drive.. I only deleted the partition of portable hard drive at that stage,, I have not formatted that yet..

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  • habibian88 Feb 08, 2010

    It does not shows my portable drive in that selection where all drives are listed..whenever i connect my portable drive windows prompt that i will have to format the drive first to start using...is there any way except formating..i was hoping that if i will not format then this might be helpful...

  • habibian88 Feb 08, 2010

    yeah thats true that it doesnt matter whatever sort if drive it is..but the question is this that should i format it..??? i mentioned at the stage of reinstallation i only deleted the portalbe drive partiion..i have not yet formatted, should i format it..?? Thank you in advance..

  • habibian88 Feb 08, 2010

    thats the issue..it doesnt show my drive in that list wehre all the drives are listed...when i try to access my portable drive from My Computer, it prompts YOU NEED TO FORMAT THE DISK FIRST...now what to do??should i format it..i think once will format, i will be able to access the drive and also the drive will get listed in that UNDELETE SOFTWARE...i m worried that once i will format the chances of data loss will increase..isn't there any way other then formatting..i mean how to access the disk thru that software without formatting..

  • habibian88 Feb 08, 2010

    Hi Silverdragon,
    that software of sofwarepatch web worked,, thanks for that..bt it is not recovering the data,,i mean i will have to pay first to recover the files although its showing me all of ma files..can u plz tell me of any free software..thanking you again...

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There are tools that will undelete & unformat you drive.
look here for free one.
http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/filerecovery.html
and here for a selection.http://www.freebyte.com/filediskutils/
finally this one is great but costs. http://www.easeus.com/

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