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While installing Windows 7, I accidently formatted a partition (D drive) while I was trying to install Windows on the system partition (C drive).

I know that it is possible to revert this situation, but I do not know how. Please help me out with instructions or which tools to use. The partition has just been formatted and nothing has been written to it yet.

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There are several utilities that will do this. Here is one of the best:

http://www.easeus.com/resource/windows-7-Unformat.htm

http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm

There is a free version, but you may need to use the paid version if your partition was a dynamic partition.

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There are many variations of this question - It seems to me that Recuva appears in many of the answers

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Thanks, with Recuva I get almost all important data back. – Janez Oct 1 '11 at 8:01
    
@Janez: I'm glad you succeeded. If you think my answer was useful please consider upvoting it and/or accepting it (click the tick symbol) – RedGrittyBrick Oct 1 '11 at 8:55

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