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So, i figured i would install OSX on the notebook of my GF.

As usual i made the backups before trying to do anything. Well, the installation was not really a success, so i went back to installing Windows on the machine. I wanted to restore the backup from my pc, guess what, somehow the data is gone, or has never been copied. I have no idea what went wrong, but it comes down to this, i have to restore the data from her HDD.


I have it connected through USB right now, already found some files, but i'm looking for software that also restores the filenames etc, if possible. Currently i'm using Disk Drill.

The drive has been repartitioned 4 times, has been formatted even more, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.


The system i use to restore the data is in my sig.


Thank you. :withstupid:

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Try this one. I have had to recover an accidentally formatted drive. Though it wasn't 100% successful recovery, but most files were recovered. It may take SOME time for the process to finish. So be patient, as recovery has always been time consuming. You have greater chances of success if:

  • the drive you try to recover was not erased securely (write zeros)
  • the drive you try to recover was not overwritten by data/OS

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Thank you, will try it definitly.

Well, i have substained damage, since i have installed 3 operating systems since then, even switched from mbr to guid and such. But i get the point. Thanks.

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