Accidentally Formatted my data drive. Can it be undone?

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
newmikey
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Best option to unformat:
In reply to James K Cheung, Dec 26, 2012

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

Open source and the only software I know that can recover from a full disk format.

TestDisk can

  • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
  • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
  • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
  • Fix FAT tables
  • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
  • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
  • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
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