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    HELP! WBFS drive with other files on it.

    I accidentally formatted a 32 SD card into a WBFS drive with video files on it. Is there any way to remove the video files safely from the card? I do not want to erase them.

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    When you formatted the card you deleted the video files. So no.
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    Thanks anway

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    Well, there are some circumstances where the data might still be recoverable. That is if you formatted from the WBFS Manager and not the Wii. The data might still be there because although the Master Boot Record is altered, the data were not overwritten. Try either Recuva or Active@Partition Recovery.

    If both fail...and only if both fail to recover your files (and any other recovery utilities you try also fail), then one other last ditch effort would be to format that 32GB SD card back to its prior format, but MAKE SURE TO CHECK the QUICK FORMAT box. If you do not check the QUICK FORMAT box, then truly the formatting will overwrite your data.

    After performing that last ditch QUICK FORMAT, do as amps suggested and try your recovery utility programs again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Well, there are some circumstances where the data might still be recoverable. That is if you formatted from the WBFS Manager and not the Wii. The data might still be there because although the Master Boot Record is altered, the data were not overwritten. Try either Recuva or Active@Partition Recovery.

    If both fail...and only if both fail to recover your files (and any other recovery utilities you try also fail), then one other last ditch effort would be to format that 32GB SD card back to its prior format, but MAKE SURE TO CHECK the QUICK FORMAT box. If you do not check the QUICK FORMAT box, then truly the formatting will overwrite your data.
    I think you forgot to add then try the recovery software again after the quick format.

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    Thanks, I guess it would be too much to hope for to have the files just magically reappear.

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