Originally Posted by Mikaila31
how do you accidentally reformat a HDD? Unfortunately that kinda recovery has never been successful for me. I had a HDD failure awhile back, though I was able to pull the files off the HDD using the command prompt. It was a total PITA and a lot of them were corrupt beyond fixing. Luckily I didn't have too much important stuff on there that wasn't backed up, except some pictures I really liked...
When you click on these restored files do you get an error of some kind?
see, its an external hard drive. Every time I plug it into the computer it asks me if I want to check for viruses and stuff so I always click yes. On one random day the computer asked me if I wanted to format it and I orcourse did not know what format meant. I thought it wouldnt be a problem but in 2 seconds 242 GIGABites worth of stuff was totally gone.
The recovery program found all the files but none work with any program.
Im just wondering how and why this stupid computer all of the sudden asks if I want to delete all my stuff?? and how could it do it in less than 3 seconds???:(