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Old 6th July, 2004, 06:59 PM
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V important but not sure if it belongs here

i formatted my hard drive about 7 days ago with some VERY important documents videos and pictures on it, i am runing windows xp sp1 is there any chance i can get these back as they r very vital???
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Old 6th July, 2004, 07:38 PM
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Was it a slow format or a fast format. If it took more than a minute to do, then there's little chance of getting the stuff back. If it was quick, there's slightly more chance of recovering data, depending on what file system you used.
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Old 7th July, 2004, 10:47 AM
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formatted in ntfs and i did 15% slow format and it crashed as old MB sucked then i did fast format......any suggestions at all???
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Old 7th July, 2004, 12:56 PM
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the slow format is not good - it overwrites everything you see. So at least 15% of the disk was wiped. In terms of suggestions, take a look for NTFS undelete tools. Due to the way that NTFS stores data, you may be able to recover some information this way. Don't hold your breath though, as the more the disk is written to, the less likely you are to recover data from it.
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