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My external drive kept giving me the need to format before being able to use message, but having been able to recover it before (years ago), I went ahead and formatted it, making sure to have the Quick format box checked. 
i ran Recuva and it was able to “recover” a long list of files, but there was no folder structure and all the files were 0 bytes, so they weren’t really recovered. What do I do now? Try again? 

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To recover the non-deleted files from a drive that has had to be reformated takes a different process then the usual recovery of deleted files.

See this for a step by step guide on how to do it (and a link to a video that shows it being done):



*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:


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