Formatted Wrong Usb Drive As WBFS! Can I Recover?

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  1. dsixteen
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    hi, i've formatted my usb drive from ntfs to wbfs. all my important files were in there. is there anyway to take them back. i used recover my files. it recovers without actual folders and file names. like recovered file.jpg. is there any better software you recommend. it took only a second to format so i think files are still there. please help!
     
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    Try testdisk.
    But why did you format your disk when there were important files?
     
  3. lostreverie

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    It only took a second to format? Did you actually apply the changes? If you didn't then nothing would be lost, of course.

    If it is formatted, though, recovering data is pretty hard. You can try Restorer Ultimate.
     
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    But before any crappy recovery software use testdisk. If it works your disc will work as before formatting without restoring Gigabyte of data.
     
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    i've created a small partition for wii games. then tried to format it via WBFS Manager 3.0 but choosen wrong drive letter. i didnt use my hdd after this.
     
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    you are the man. thank you so much. it only took one minute to get all my data back without a mess.
     
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    1 second to destroy, 1 minute to recover... how come destroying something always goes much faster than recovering the destroyed stuff?
     
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    In front of computer...

    Common sense
     
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    it was a rhetorical question, pointing out it's always best to check things at least twice ...
     
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