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    lio Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 23, 2005, 04:09 PM
    I lost my data on my extended partition
    I need somebody to help me recover my data from a backup.

    The problem is this:

    Before installing Windows 2000, I made two partitions on my hard drive
    A primary partition "C:"in which I installed the opearting system
    And a logical "extended" partition"D:" in which I saved all my data.
    The problem occurred when some weeks later, I had problems with my
    Windows, so I had to install it again, but before doing that I formatted
    My primary partition "C:" and then I installed Windows again.
    Later, when I tried to look my information in the other partition "D:" a dialog box appears telling me that I have to format that drive "D:"
    I'm sure the information is still there. I don't know how to recover it. :( :(

    Please I would really appreciate any help. :p :p
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,506, Reputation: 1860

    Nov 23, 2005, 04:44 PM
    The second time you rebuilt your C: drive did you format to FAT32 or NTFS.
    Also what file system is your D: drive using, as FAT32 drives cannot read from an NTFS drive.
    All is not lost though as you can convert a FAT32 drive to NTFS.
    Here is an excellent article that covers just that.

    Hope this helps.
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    ScottGem Posts: 64,966, Reputation: 6056
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    Nov 24, 2005, 06:34 AM
    Without knowing what steps you took to format you C Drive, its hard to say what happened. But it appears that you did something that affected your D partition as well. If that's the case, the data on D may be gone.
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    lio Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 25, 2005, 02:37 PM
    My lost data
    Both partions were done on NTFS format.
    And in other occasions I always have followed the same steps to make the partitions.
    So, I know the files are still there because I used a demo program to recover data but I couldnīt get the bigger ones because the demo only recovers files of 64kb or less.

    Therefore, I was wondering if you know a site where I can find a free software to recover data but not a demo. :confused:

    Thanks for your help :)
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    StuMegu Posts: 576, Reputation: 64
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    Nov 26, 2005, 04:24 AM
    Give this one a try, I'm not sure if there are any restrictions or not, but I remember having some joy with it a while back!
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    Wendy225 Posts: 240, Reputation: 4
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    Jan 14, 2006, 10:20 PM
    Here is anothr
    Try zero Assumption, so far it's been the best at finding old files and folders on a drive that has even been quick formatted, this demo allows up to 4 folders per session to be copied, it just lists all the folders you lost, it's an excellent program.:cool:

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