How can I recover my files from hard drive on a clean hard disk, Diskpart

I tried to install Windows 8 Preview, however, I kept getting a message saying that Windows is to not install the disk hard because it was in the GPT format or something. When this happened, a forum on the internet suggested that I use DiskPart to clean the disc. I did as he said, not realizing that it would literally clean off my hard drive. I am trying to use another hard disk and install a (overview of Win8) OS on it so that I can access the old hard drive and retrieve it using a program called TestDisk

I hope that it will work, but I would like to comment on this and maybe some VIP tips.
At this point, any advice is good advice.
Thank you

First of all, I would highly recommend NOT to use Windows 8 for your recovery efforts.  New systems of operating have incompatibilities with the generation previous tools and utilities - witness to the fact that all of the major anti-virus companies update their products to Windows 8.  Stay with a published known operating system.

Then, realizing that what you do for the old hard disk decreases the chance that you will be able to recover the files.  You would ideally take the disc, put it in an antistatic bag and ship it to a recovery company data that you would charge probably hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover your data, but was probably a chance of recovering 100% as long as the player has not been written to since the diskpart session.

Having never been in the position that you are in because my computer gets backed up every night, I can't recommend a recovery product based on personal use. I've seen a good many people recommend Recuva ( and it would probably do the work for you... but remember once again, play you with the reader, becomes it is likely that you will not be able to recover at all.

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