Recover Formatted HD

  1.    24 May 2016 #1

    Recover Formatted HD

    I accidentally quick formatted one of my audio data hard drives. I then used Recuva to recover my data. Recuva recovered everything but there are no directories or file structure. In other words, there are 326 files called bass1, bass2 etc. There are 1,236 vocal files, 657 kick drum files etc. I have no idea which directory or song these files belong to. Next I tried using Get Data Back, but i got the same results. None of the results came back with the files in their respective directories.

    In the past I used Get Data Back for a crashed HD and it recovered everything with all the directories in tact.

    So I'm wondering if there's a procedure or setting I'm missing or if there's something else I can do to recover the data, so the files will align with there respective directories.


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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       24 May 2016 #2

    Partition Wizard - downloads
    scroll down to
    Partition Wizard Bootable CD Free Edition
    download the ISO
    Burn the ISO to a CD (it's small)

    Boot the machine with Minitool PW CD
    follow the documentation
    Partition Recovery | Tutorial
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3

    Will do.

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  4.    25 Aug 2016 #4

    Oh I've been there too borrowed my friend an external hard drive and he formatted it. We were searching for ways to recover my files all day long and found Disk Drill (Totally Free data recovery software – Disk Drill for Windows PC). Yay it's free!
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