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Colonel.IronMike

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  1. I would feel incredibly stupid but hey... everyone does it sooner or later. I backed up my drives to a huge USB drive and I formatted the system. It was late by then, do I did the inevitable... I forgot to turn off the backup disk and deleted the NTFS partition with my life's work on it. I didn't realize my error till I tried to restore. Oh POOP!! By now, the Sun was coming up and did I take a sleep break? Heck, no! I had this Partition Recovery utility someone had recommended called TestDisk that offers WAY too many options and is not intuitive at all. Somehow, I ended up sticking a FAT partition header on my previously NTFS partition. Now I'm ready to kick myself. Too late, I retired. Now, I come to my senses and try a nice straightforward approach like Recuva. Well, Recuva sees the Fat header and tries to go for the Fat files. Surprise! It only sees garbage. I can't tell it to ignore the Header and go directly to the raw data or to look for NTFS data no matter what the header says. That would save my life right now. I know almost all of the data is still there because several expensive utilities (who shall remain nameless) can see it just fine with their demo versions. Is my request too extravagant? I don't know how close to this functionality you guys are but if you can do this, I'll put you in my will. That's better than trying to give you money now because I've been out of work since my programming job went overseas a few years ago. See? You provide an irreplaceable service to so many indigent programmers who just deleted their resumes. We'll remember you when we're rich again. Thanks for all the great software, though. I know it isn't easy and I appreciate the sweat. Sincerely, Michael
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