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recovery of data with partitioned drive

hello, i upgraded to windows 10 from 7. laptop did not work well with upgrade. i restored w7. could not create backup. I re-flashed windows 7 with recovery disk. i choose 2 partition recovery. Windows recovered onto second drive spiting it into 2 partitions. I lost all family video and pics. i have been able to recover some pics. not much video... scanning the disk with some software and each partitiion with other software...my question is will combining the partitions effect the data that has already has been marked as deleted by windows 7. i do not want to loose more pics and video? if the data has already been marked by windows as deleted and not visible on the drive, only visible to recovery software, so combining partitions reformat the drive. reformatting only delete indexed files? does not effect files already deleted?

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Re: format

I wouldn't take the risk to combine those partitions before you got what you can from that disk. Or before you made a clone of it to work on later.

Kees

PS. The usual way to backup is doing it BEFORE something happens.

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Don't Combine the partitions

Hi ,

Don't Combine the partitions, without doing any changes or anything further, take your HDD as it is now for professional recover, they will get your data back safely. you may have to shell out money though. Next time before doing any upgrade make sure to backup your data on a external HDD or try using cloud storage service such as Google drive, Dropbox , Onedrive they have a huge storage capacity.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Rg.

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