Need help with deleted files! stupid mistake.

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  1. rudrakabir, Aug 21, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013

    rudrakabir macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everybody,

    I need some enormous help.

    I have a 1 TB hard drive, which contains ALL of my data.

    Formatted as HFS.

    Yesterday, I plugged in flash drive my friend had given me, and was formatting it, but instead of formatting the flash drive, I formatted the HDD.

    It is a pure data drive no boot.

    Well, it was HFS, and i was partitioning to FAT.

    I noticed, and plugged it out mid format. Now, It refuses to mount, and i don' know what to do.


    Please help me.

    Also, if it helps, it was a seagate goflex, and was nearly full.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or are on unrecognisable partitions or HDDs or on accidentally formatted partitions or HDDs, you can use

    • Data Rescue 3 - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • FileSalvage - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (99 USD)
    • DiskDrill - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (79 USD)
    • Nice To Recover - trial lets you scan for free, but recovery needs a purchase (69.95 USD)
     
  3. rudrakabir thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will this work even though i ripped out the drive midformat???

    Also, Are there any specific advantages to either of these??

    Thanks.
     
  4. Judith123 macrumors member

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    Almost all the data recovery software support free to scan, but purchase to recover. Some software has free version, but only support to recover bmp/jpg/tif/png and mp3 files.

    Based on your situation, I suggest you to purchase one software. You can firstly use free trial to scan your lost files, then to decide whether you need it or not.
     

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