[SOLVED] Deleted disk partition(s)

Memoirs99

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Hi!
So a while back I was formatting a USB drive for my brother and I accidentally deleted the wrong drive partitions.
I have put the image of the deleted drive below. Is there any way for me to recover the data that was previously on this drive without having to spend money?


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P.S. Recuva was unable to find the disk in question, as it has no letter or volume. Would I be safe formatting it or would I be unable to recover the data if I do so?
 
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For future reference, always have an actual backup of your data.

 
Unfortunately the Indicators column has no "F", ie it shows BCxf instead of BCFf. This means that the $MFT (Master File Table) has been deleted. This in turn implies that you would be unlikely to recover your original file/folder structure.

I would clone the drive and then run data recovery software against the clone. DMDE costs US$20 for the standard version. The free version can recover up to 4000 files from any one folder. You will probably need to perform a full scan in "raw" mode. I expect that the first NTFS partition would contain your data.
 

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Unfortunately the Indicators column has no "F", ie it shows BCxf instead of BCFf. This means that the $MFT (Master File Table) has been deleted. This in turn implies that you would be unlikely to recover your original file/folder structure.

I would clone the drive and then run data recovery software against the clone. DMDE costs US$20 for the standard version. The free version can recover up to 4000 files from any one folder. You will probably need to perform a full scan in "raw" mode. I expect that the first NTFS partition would contain your data.
You are indeed correct. I used minitool partition wizard and was able to find all of my files, but it costs US$59 to be able to recover them.
 

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If Minitool can find the files, then a full scan in DMDE should do it. DMDE's initial Partitions window is the result of a quick scan.
After a bit of fooling around, I discovered that DMDE is also freemium, and won't let me recover more than the files (and not subfolders) of a specific folder that I have selected.
Although I am currently using it, I had to pay US$20 to recover the files. Sadly, it seems as if there is almost no way to recover deleted partitions without paying money.
 

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