I have a harddisk with two partitions: one for windows and one for data. I've reinstalled windows on the first partition and formatted the data partition with full format (without /Q option) making sure that all my data is backed up. After that I've created the same folder structure (without files inside) on data partition as it was before formatting.
I then realized that all my photos were NOT backed up :((((
I've tried several tools to recover my data without any success:
- Wordershare Photo Recovery
- Active File Recovery
- PhotoRec from CGSecurity
There are max 50Mb of new data on that partition, so data overwriting is minimal.
What is the reason why I'm not able to recover my data with data recovery tools: full format or same folder structure?
And... can I get my photos back or they are lost forever?