I had a hard drive that was in FAT format, a 160GB drive. I ended up getting a virus on C:, and meant to format it and re-install Windows, but instead formatted F: which was the FAT drive that contained ALL of my personal, non-OS files. I performed the regular format (not quick), which took longer. I then installed Windows XP on it. I wasn't aware that I was doing this all on the wrong drive. I was positive I selected C: when I deleted the partition. I don't really know WHAT happened. So, it converted the FAT drive to NTFS. Is there a way to recover all of my data on there since the file system was changed FAT to NTFS? And since I re-installed Windows? I have not done anything else on it but install Windows. Thanks.!
I should also note that the drive letter was changed from F: to E: after formatting. if I changed it back to F: would that help in data recovery at all?