I've searched through several questions but didn't quite find anyone treating mine.
So, I have a 1TB external hard drive I use for backup purposes with only 1 NTFS partition. Today using
DiskPart I formated that partition by mistake (who would have thought the disc count started in 0 and not in 1). The complete command I used was:
format recommended override quick label=Windows
So I performed a quick format, and from which I've read after a quick format it's possible to recover the data stored there. Anyway, as soon as I realized it wasn't the partition I wanted to format the one I specified I removed the access to my external drive to minimize possible damages.
Now, the MFT is the metadata part where the file name, creation date, access permissions and contents are registered; and it's mirrored too (so there's a copy of it somewhere in the disk). What I don't know is if a quick format erases that MFT mirror too, I hope not.
I'm running a program to recover files on it but I'll have to save the files to another location (once it's finished scanning, ~12 hours from now) and I don't quite have over 900GB of free storage where to put the data.
I would like to know if there's a program or procedure by which I could restore the old MFT in-place and have all the data that used to be in there accessible once again.
Any help or light you could shed on how to proceed or what programs to use is really appreciated.