File Recovery from HFS+ after NTFS formatting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by breakinstuff, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. breakinstuff macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2009
    I wanted a larger Windows partition so I went into Boot Camp assistant and deleted the Windows partition, made a new one and proceeded to insert my Windows CD. It went through the installation process and i selected the right drive/partition to have a quick NTFS format. After the format, my MacBook restarted and stalled. Needless to say, Boot Camp ran a quick NTFS format on the entire drive.

    Now, is there any way to recover any of the files that were quickly formatted? Is there any good software out there that may be able to recover anything?

    And no, I'm an idiot and didn't back up...

    Thanks, your help is greatly appreciated!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  3. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    How did Boot Camp Assistant format the entire drive? o_O It can't format itself..
    Were you trying to resize the NTFS partition with BC? I thought it only formatted in FAT32. You mean you selected the entire drive in the Window's installer, not Boot Camp..I think you're blaming the wrong app..
  4. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    That being said, DRII works pretty well! Also this is what Time Machine is built for, it's easy to use it!

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