Question Formatted Drive Recovery Software

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What's up folks.

So very long story short I had to format my C: drive where Windows 10 was installed as the OS became corrupted and I tried literally everything to repair it with no success.

Needless to say there were a lot of pictures, documents etc. on that drive that I'd prefer to get back, but there's a hitch...

I already reinstalled Windows on that drive, I had no other choice! Just wondering if any of you lovely people know of any software (preferably free) out there that can recover the data that was lost even though new data is already on there, with the original file structure intact.

Many thanks, and I'd prefer it if people have actual advice not just fantastic hindsight e.g. 'Should've backed it up' :D
 

USAFRet

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Corrupt OS install
Formatted
New OS installed over the old.

Recovery?
100% recovery will be impossible. Some/most of it is actually overwritten.

TestDisk is a good possibility.
But, starting RIGHT NOW, you must cease any use of that drive. The more you use that OS drive, the more parts of it get overwritten.

And my sig pic speaks for itself.
 
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John553

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Like USAFRet said above it will be impossible to get all of the data back, and depending on how the drive got formatted and overwritten it may have all been erased.

Yeah the pic says it all.
 

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