Question Accidentally deleted volume on disk drive. How do I recover the files?

Minecarrot

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Hi everyone,
I recently bought a new M.2 SSD to move my OS onto, so I had been messing with the disk management. I ended up having to do a clean install of my OS onto the new drive as cloning wasn't working.

Something I had found out in this process was that the boot partition of my OS was on a different drive to my OS. This meant that after the clean install an extra boot partition was still on this different drive.
So, admittedly very stupidly, I decided to try and delete it as to not cause any issues with boot priority. However, I accidentally deleted the volume of the whole disk, instantly wiping most of a TB of files.

Probably should have instantly tried to get professional help, but I ended up googling the problem and came across the software Remo Recover to try and recover the lost partitions.
I scanned the lost drive but was met with a list of around 30 differently named partitions of varying sizes and different file formats(ExFat, NTFS) so I didn't really know what to do with it.
I tried scanning the partition with the largest size but there were no files shown when it finished.

I'm going to a local computer store(which I should have done from the get-go) to see what can be done.
But I'm looking for some info on what situation I've got myself in and/or what the possible outcomes are for files on the drive.

Thanks.
 

USAFRet

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From the link afforded to you in the previous thread...
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/os-installed-on-c-drive-can-only-boot-from-d-drive.3666130/#post-22082116

The first part of that specifically states to have ONLY the one desired drive connected.

Recovering the whole partition?
https://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery/index.htm
https://www.partition-recovery.com/index.html
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/partition-recovery/



Or you do it the REAL way, and recover from the backup you make on a regular basis, before this accident happened.
 

Minecarrot

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From the link afforded to you in the previous thread...
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/os-installed-on-c-drive-can-only-boot-from-d-drive.3666130/#post-22082116

The first part of that specifically states to have ONLY the one desired drive connected.

Recovering the whole partition?
https://www.easeus.com/partition-recovery/index.htm
https://www.partition-recovery.com/index.html
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/partition-recovery/



Or you do it the REAL way, and recover from the backup you make on a regular basis, before this accident happened.
Hi again,
Yeah, I followed it and sorted out the OS all fine, had everything set up.
But after this, I noticed that the extra boot partition was still in the other drive, so I tried to delete it, and here I am.

I won't waste any more of your time, hopefully, the guys at the store can sort it out. If not, lesson learned, kind of deserved.

Thanks for your help.
 

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