All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 8th, 2021, 13:53 
Offline

Joined: September 8th, 2021, 12:53
Posts: 3
Location: New Zealand
Hi. I have a HP latpop which has 256GB M.2 (OS) and 1TB HDD (Files). Recently I upgraded my M.2 to a larger capacity. When I am about to do a clean install, I accidentally deleted the 1TB from the Windows Setup. Problem is I can't find my external drive back-up. I didn't format the 1TB. Is there a way I can recover the files? I already tried EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and Disk Drill. But unsuccessful.

Thank you in advance!

Attachment:
241162198_865308844096216_201033799053064194_n.jpg
241162198_865308844096216_201033799053064194_n.jpg [ 152.16 KiB | Viewed 2125 times ]


Attachment:
241271400_547605293128566_1310337345546102534_n.jpg
241271400_547605293128566_1310337345546102534_n.jpg [ 254.09 KiB | Viewed 2125 times ]


Attachment:
241669530_610381143675664_1843772711408608189_n.jpg
241669530_610381143675664_1843772711408608189_n.jpg [ 297.09 KiB | Viewed 2125 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 8th, 2021, 19:21 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 8th, 2009, 18:21
Posts: 13572
Location: Australia
Show us the Partitions window in DMDE.

https://dmde.com/

_________________
A backup a day keeps DR away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 8th, 2021, 20:17 
Offline

Joined: September 8th, 2021, 12:53
Posts: 3
Location: New Zealand
fzabkar wrote:
Show us the Partitions window in DMDE.

https://dmde.com/


Is this the one?

Attachment:
Screenshot 2021-09-09 121559.png
Screenshot 2021-09-09 121559.png [ 108.48 KiB | Viewed 1986 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 13:04 
Offline

Joined: May 13th, 2019, 7:50
Posts: 427
Location: Nederland
Yes, that's the window. Select ''Files', click 'Open Volume', do you see your folders/files?

_________________
www.disktuna.com - photo repair service


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 15:16 
Offline

Joined: August 26th, 2017, 15:35
Posts: 28
Location: Edinburgh, uk
I believe this model ST1000LM049 has smr and supports trim. Might be the reason why the data even in raw is corrupted. It does sound strange as OP reports not formatted but cleaned to remove partition. Would a drive with trim cause this to happen? I might research that on this drive.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 15:37 
Offline

Joined: August 26th, 2017, 15:35
Posts: 28
Location: Edinburgh, uk
Actually, only assumed the data is corrupted. Fingers crossed it can be recovered using software.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 15:49 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 8th, 2009, 18:21
Posts: 13572
Location: Australia
Eastcoast wrote:
Actually, only assumed the data is corrupted. Fingers crossed it can be recovered using software.

The OP wrote "I already tried EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and Disk Drill. But unsuccessful."

It seems to me that both tools should have recovered something. The fact that DMDE has found an $MFT and copy of the boot sector would suggest that the partition may not have been TRIM-ed, so that is a weird result.

_________________
A backup a day keeps DR away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 16:38 
Offline

Joined: August 26th, 2017, 15:35
Posts: 28
Location: Edinburgh, uk
True fzabkar

Not used easus for a while but I would try r studio or recovery explorer to see if it gives a different result.

Then should the data be visible and worth the cost just pay for a license.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 9th, 2021, 23:10 
Offline

Joined: September 8th, 2021, 12:53
Posts: 3
Location: New Zealand
Hi everybody!

Just an update. I was able to recover all the files using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard software. I think it was somewhere around 750GB of files. Looks like the WD Elements external drive I am using has some sort of a problem. Lessons learned. Thanks again!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Deleted Hard Drive during Windows Setup
PostPosted: September 10th, 2021, 0:51 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 8th, 2009, 18:21
Posts: 13572
Location: Australia
BBFP4820 wrote:
I was able to recover all the files using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard software. I think it was somewhere around 750GB of files.

The free version of DMDE would probably have recovered your data. If you had replied to Arch Stanton, we may have been able to show you what to do.

Congratulations anyway.

_________________
A backup a day keeps DR away.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 49 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group