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Can I retrieve work wiped by the Media Creation Tool?

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I just downloaded the media creation tool after 3 failed attempts of trying to install windows 10 (I can't access the internet with windows 10).
It asked for 3GB of free data but my USB stick for uni is a 16GB stick and it had about 11GB free.
I didn't know it would wipe my data..

Any idea where I can find my uni work that was on my thumbstick? :/


Dec 23, 2013
Hi, you are not going to be able to retrieve it.
The Media Creation Tool would have formatted the USB stick in the process of setting it up.


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Mar 19, 2015
I had the same thing happen to me. I just recopied the files as I had backups of them.