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« on: April 04, 2006, 12:00:14 AM »

After reinstalling WinXP my computer couldn't detect my 2nd HD so I used MaxBlast4 (app for installing Maxtor HDs) and it quick formatted the HD (didn't even warn me it was going to do this). Of course after this I couldn't see any of my files and folders so I used PC Inspector File Recovery to scan my HD and find my lost files. After the scan had complete it brang up all the files in "clusters".

So, can anyone please help me out with this problem and tell me what "clusters" are and how can I restore the files and folders on my HD with a "File Recovery" tool, that were accidently quick formatted.

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 11:42:57 AM »

Try Directory Snoop, the trial version allows you 25 runs before you have to purchase it Smiley

It's fairly easy to use and it also has good support at the website I linked you to.

Please report back with how things panned out.
Good luck
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006, 05:05:31 AM »

Thanks redaxe. I ended up using a different program but I lost all the filenames, but I guess any program would have had that problem.

Thank again,  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2006, 01:23:42 AM »

The problem with formatted drives is that if you start adding things to them, the new data overwrites the old data that you might have wanted to save. I hope you can find copies of the old files somewhere
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