I have a huge problem! I was re-installing windows on my wife’s computer, and so backed up all her files using the WD backup utility to a 500Gb “my passport” drive. Feeling satisfied that all was safe, I then I reinstalled Windows, and chose to reformat the drive - only I reformatted the WD backup drive (using quick format) instead of the main C drive! And what is worse, windows copied the install files over onto the newly formatted drive, meaning that there will be data loss.
I now have no backup(s), and the standard NTFS recovery tools I have tried don’t seem to recognise the format of the WD backup files, so they can’t see them.
The newest backup was one of a number of backups on the drive (inafct, I don’t have backups in other locations because they were all here). So I can’t recover the date from elsewhere, but hopefully the data for the newest backup (at least) will still be on the drive, even after the newly copied over windows files…
Can anyone recommend a way to recover the backup file? Please!!