Hello, I am very frustrated, I lost all of my data because my brother used my pc and formatted my external drive, it's a seagate 3tb external. The data in this drive is worth 12 years of my life, pictures, documents, videogames, music... How can I get this back? ALL OF IT. Please I need the help.
Lol faggot. It's gone. It would cost tons of money to get it back, and it would not even be complete.
Normal people like me back up all of our stuff on Microsoft's clouds so we never lose anything important.
Enjoy your "freedom," faggot.
Can't get all of it.
There are programs you can find online that will find the "hidden" files that are registered as deleted. The data is all there until the space is used for another program.
Only works if it was formatted to the same format as before I believe, though.
I know the feel. All hail cloud back up storage.
Try photorec/testdisk first.
Just keep in mind to recover files to a different hard drive.
Don't try and recover files to the drive you're recovering from.
That and it takes a long time.
I'm trying recuva for the last hour and half and its at 2%, should i continue or abort and pickup r-studio/stellar phoenix?
>I lost all of my data because my brother used my pc and formatted my external drive
Did he actually format it, or did he remove the contents some other way? This matters a lot.
If he did indeed format it, that sounds like a scenario where you can only get back bits and pieces of your data. A program like photorec is probably your best bet for recovering what is left; I doubt recuva and friends will find anything.
>>I lost all of my data because my brother used my pc and formatted my external drive
>Did he actually format it, or did he remove the contents some other way? This matters a lot.
>If he did indeed format it, that sounds like a scenario where you can only get back bits and pieces of your data. A program like photorec is probably your best bet for recovering what is left; I doubt recuva and friends will find anything.
he formatted it using computer management, he was trying to partition a NEW internal drive, faggot didnt check the drive letters properly, he formatted my seagate instead.
3TB wasnt completely full, it was like 1.3/3tb... agh...
doesn't matter, 5% of whatever you had is about the most you'll get, if you're lucky, which you're probably not
also tell your brother i have a special may may pic for him
This. Photorec is going to take hours, very likely over 24 hours straight, on a 3tb drive, and you must back them up to a different source. So unless you have another 3tb lying around, this is not going to work.
it's probably not all that bad in the grand scheme of things. something worse could have happened to you. and the drive could have failed regardless if your brother was a tard. now for the next time, make sure you keep your data in more than one place in case the hardware fails or something unexpected like this or a house fire occurs.
don't sweat it faggot
look at it as a new beginning in life
it's like dying only you're still around
you have transcended your old shitty self and have a chance to move upwards in the plane of humanity. learn to let go, we will all let go one day of this mortal existence.
you have actually been given a chance by your dumb shit of a brother to improve your life, i bet some of /g/ are actually slightly jealous of you right now. all the shit we're carrying around on our ssds and hdds is just crap that we're slowly trying to cut away at.
like bruce lee said:
>It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
you're a stupid nigger, you should have used photorec from the start
all these 3rd worlders recommending that proprietary bullshit, /g/ is the new xda
You need to run DBAN (which stands for Darik's Boot and Network)
Burn it to a CD and boot on it.
It'll copy any data on the disks connected to the computer regardless of the formatting, and send it to a disk of your choice, even if it's on another computer on the network
i cant seem to find the proper one, the one i found:
actually that image is wrong.
RAID 0 should be RAID 1 and the other way around as with RAID 0 you get double the water but higher spillage and with RAID 1 a more long enduring system.
>guttman file recovery (7 passes)
I have a copy of DBAN with me at all times on my bootable toolkit thumbdrive
saved my ass so many times
Sometimes guttman is fine with just one pass but for some cases (like files that were overwritten a couple times) I've been as far as the full 35 passes
fucking magic, man
If you did a quick format, DBAN will be able to read it just fine like nothing happened.
If you unfortunately did a complete format then it'll be a bit harder
If you're lucky DBAN will be able to recover the data just fine, if you're less lucky you'll need more guttman passes and you'll get random filenames all in one folder
Only one way to know
you serious? We used that in our office and the return rate was low as 40%. That's rip off if you can use open source methods such as dban which give you much higher results
Does test disk recover images aswell?