Recover Files from HDD

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  1. hoist20032002
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    hoist20032002 GBAtemp Regular

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    Okay, so I was trying to fix my micro sd card to reformat and ended up wiping my 1tb external clean. Is there any way to get my files back? Especially my pics, text documents, notepad files, etc...? I know that I have to use a Data Recovery program to get my stuff back through partition but which one would help get all my files back? I have EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard...Will that work?
     
  2. raystriker

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    Try Recuva first. Works in most cases especially if you haven't added new stuff to the said HDD
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Recuva is a nice first pass at this sort of thing
    https://www.piriform.com/recuva
    After this depending upon what you did then
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec does well for files, the other program on the site called testdisk does well at recovering dud partitions.

    Between those two sites if I can't recover something then it is doubtful another program will be able to pull it off as most use similar methods to those.

    Do note that save for the dud partitions stuff you will want to have another drive to recover to. You will also have learned the big lesson of messing with drives and partitions -- if you can then do remove everything else but the thing you are booting from (and if that can be a read only CD then even better), whatever you might be recovering to and the thing you are fixing.
     
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    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time

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    First off, baahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Second, DO NOT WRITE TO THE DRIVE.

    Third, you can try your hand at some recovery software and when that fails you can try real software.

    https://www.x-ways.net/forensics/index-m.html
     
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