1.    29 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 11
    windows 10

    Hhd data recovery


    How successful is data recovery, I have a 1 tb hhd, it's been changed from to the 32 gb by a windows 10 program I saved to it, now all the data on it has gone.
    I've tried some recovery software but unsuccessful, it has to go to the shop, how much can I expect to get back

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    29 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,452
    windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    29 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Is 100 to buy the software
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    29 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 1703

    If data has been overwritten you are unlikely to retrieve it with software. However the rest of the data on the drive may be salvageable. Recuva is a program I've used in the past to retrieve data from a drive that's been reformatted or re-partitioned.
    To be safe, do not use the hard drive anymore until you can run data recovery on it, otherwise more data may be lost.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    29 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,929
    Windows10

    Try using Recuva. Fair chance you can recover some data as you have only overwritten 32GB out of 1000 GB.

    You will need another drive to recover to, or else you will overwrite data you are trying to recover.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    29 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Try using Recuva. Fair chance you can recover some data as you have only overwritten 32GB out of 1000 GB.
    You will need another drive to recover to, or else you will overwrite data you are trying to recover.
    Actually it's probably better than that.

    it's been changed from to the 32 gb by a windows 10 program I saved to it
    The usual mistake that turns an external HDD into a 32GB drive is to use the Media Creation Tool to create install media on the USB drive. It's 32GB because it needs a Fat32 partition and that's the maximum size for Fat32, but only the first 4GB will have been overwritten (abut 7GB if you asked for both 32 & 64 bit media).
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    30 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 11
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    It all sounds promising. I have a question.
    While it's 1tb, only 15gb have been used, does the data I had start from sector 1,2,3....
    Then does the other data do the same or is the data placed randomly, I ask cause if it starts begging to end then the 15gb of my data will overwritten by the new,
    Should my hhd by formatted nts not fst32
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    30 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,929
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by chaza View Post
    It all sounds promising. I have a question.
    While it's 1tb, only 15gb have been used, does the data I had start from sector 1,2,3....
    Then does the other data do the same or is the data placed randomly, I ask cause if it starts begging to end then the 15gb of my data will overwritten by the new,
    Should my hhd by formatted nts not fst32
    Its random really but tendency is to start near beginning. If you had only 15 GB, you may be lucky, you may not. Only one way to find out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Advice on data recovery
I have a 2T HD that has lots of non-critical data, but still data I'd like to retrieve. What happened is I was trying to create a dual boot system using 100 gigs for booting and the rest for storage. I successfully created these 2...
Performance & Maintenance
May i lost my data in recovery by bootable recovery programs?
Hi I used CLEAN in DISKPART and i delete all partitions of my only disk. Now i dont have any OS on my laptop and i want recover partition by "Partition Wizard" or "Test Disk" that can boot from CD but i fear that this bootable program overwrite on...
General Support
Data recovery
Hi all, So my laptop died during a writing session. Totally dead. 2 uninterrupted hours of stream-of-consciousness with background saves every 5 minutes so I guessed I lost 5 minutes worth, max. How wrong am I? My problem is that the old days...
Performance & Maintenance
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums