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Offline XDelusion

Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:34:21 PM »
Not sure where to post this, so I'm posting here:

 A while ago I was going to format a USB stick with the HP Format Tool, and chose the wrong drive (a 4Tb drive will ALL my musick, apps, games, vintage, etc. on it from over 20 years of collecting).

 The Tool said the drive was in use and it could not be formatted. "Pheewwwww" I thought, as I realized what I had done.

 Well regardless of what it said, it formatted it, as it is no longer readable by any OS, so I ran the Easus Data Recovery sofware on it before doing ANYTHING else to it. It took about a week, but it recovered the drive to another 4Tb which I was forced to order. The space used ended up about the same, but....wtf...

...folders are missing the entire contents, folders which I accessed the most like my Applications folder for restoring and setting computers after a fresh install. All my work tools, Amiga programs, MP3's/Flac's etc.
 Everything MOST important, MISSING.

 Why would this be? And if it is missing, then why does the hard drive reflect that that space is still used?

 THere are lost folders and files in root, but I'm not seeing the stuff I"m looking for. This is odd and I'm wondering if I should not use Easus and use something else instead?
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Offline Thomas

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 03:01:39 PM »
I would try a chkdsk on the destination disk.

Offline zipper

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 03:19:01 PM »
Try Recuva (it's free) in Deep Scan mode - no idea if it gets a better result and it will also take a long time to scan.
 

Offline amiman99

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 03:23:44 PM »
Did you do FULL FORMAT or QUICK?

I did full format once by mistake and I could not recover anything, but quick format IS possible.
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Offline Plaz

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 03:28:54 PM »
Quote from: XDelusion;769715
Why would this be? And if it is missing, then why does the hard drive reflect that that space is still used?


Possible the tool you used didn't recognize all the different file types you had saved so didn't know how to properly recover them. You may have to use more than one tool and do separate passes with each to pick up all the different types.

Here's a free one I ran across that might be worth a try.
Though it doesn't know native Amiga files, it may do well on most everything else and does say it has unformat ability.
 http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Have a look at this review first too.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224577/6_data_recovery_tools_for_SD_cards_USB_drives_and_more?taxonomyId=150&pageNumber=2

Good luck.

Plaz
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014, 04:48:19 PM »
It was a quick format, and the drive had only been formatted to NTSC one time since I first bought it.

 Will test PhotoRec as well as the free TestDisk which I am reaing is supposed to be exceptional
 If both fail, I will then try Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery which is also rumoured to be exceptional somehow.
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Offline amiman99

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 05:32:15 PM »
Quote from: XDelusion;769723
...and the drive had only been formatted to NTSC ...
You have been saying "formatted to NTSC", what do you mean? Is is for PC, Amiga? (NTSC is a N.A Video Standard)

Quick format should be easy to recover from mentioned tools, just try not to write anything to the drive.
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Offline Pentad

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 05:42:53 PM »
I think he means NTFS, not NTSC.  I was confused at first too.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2014, 06:14:00 PM »
Quote from: Pentad;769727
I think he means NTFS, not NTSC.  I was confused at first too.


No no, I meant PAL. ;)
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Offline Pentad

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2014, 07:39:42 PM »
Quote from: xdelusion;769732
no no, i meant pal. ;)


:-)  lol!
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Offline amiman99

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2014, 08:01:59 PM »
Quote from: XDelusion;769732
No no, I meant PAL. ;)
Now, that make sense now! :hat:
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Offline Ilwrath

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2014, 09:15:31 PM »
I would second the suggestion of trying Recuva.  It's a dumb name, but it's free, and has had very good results for me in recovering damaged partitions.

A 4tb drive can be running into a lot of issues, regardless, though.  Certain controllers and NTFS block sizes can cause serious chaos.  Make sure your controller and OS support partitions of the size you're working with.  

Make sure you don't write anything to the original drive, and double and triple check your steps.  There is a lot of peril there.

If you totally fail, there's always OnTrack.  You'll have to send the drives to them.  And they cost some money.  But they're like dark magicians at data recovery.  They can do unholy things.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2014, 10:15:14 PM »
Quote from: Ilwrath;769738
I would second the suggestion of trying Recuva.  It's a dumb name, but it's free, and has had very good results for me in recovering damaged partitions.

A 4tb drive can be running into a lot of issues, regardless, though.  Certain controllers and NTFS block sizes can cause serious chaos.  Make sure your controller and OS support partitions of the size you're working with.  

Make sure you don't write anything to the original drive, and double and triple check your steps.  There is a lot of peril there.

If you totally fail, there's always OnTrack.  You'll have to send the drives to them.  And they cost some money.  But they're like dark magicians at data recovery.  They can do unholy things.


Unholy things you say? Well if worse comes to worse, I may just goto them.
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Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2014, 01:26:56 AM »
I've had pretty good luck with Recuva.  For actual drive integrity problems and drive maintenance, I swear by Spinrite.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Data Recovery (formatted NTSC drive)
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2014, 02:12:15 AM »
Quote from: Duce;769745
I've had pretty good luck with Recuva.  For actual drive integrity problems and drive maintenance, I swear by Spinrite.


Spinrite added to my list of programs to try. I might as well make a comparison while I'm at it, unless of course during my testing I just find one that is PERFECT, then I'll quit and declair a king. :)
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