Both partitions, with the windows and the other one were formatted and merged into one not unpartitioned space. Is there a way to recover the data with some bootable program or should I install the operating system first and then some software for recovering? Is installing the OS going to overwrite data?


How can I access and get those 16.91GB of data?

  • Short answer yes, it will overwrite!
    – Jay Wick
    Mar 12 '17 at 8:58
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    @Jay thanks, I am trying solutions from those 2 answers and I'm gonna inform you about the outcome.
    – niksrb
    Mar 12 '17 at 9:02
  • @niksrb In the traditions of stackexchange, looks like this answer will be closed/locked soon. I suggest posting it in a better network which supports discussions and off topic questions like reddit (will have to research where to post).
    – Jay Wick
    Mar 12 '17 at 12:27

You should definatey NOT install anything new on the disk as it will overwrite data. Try getting a linux usb recovery distro with Photorec (and another disk drive to write data it can recover too).

  • Can you please check the image that I have added in question?
    – niksrb
    Mar 12 '17 at 10:21

You can try with Hiren’s BootCD. They have whole section with Recovery tools. And don't install OS on that drive, don't write anything on disk.

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