I used RecoverMyFiles 3.4 to recover files from an external 80GB USB drive that was formatted and partitioned during the installation of Windows on an internal drive. (The OEM Recovery CDs did not ask which drive to work on, so I stupidly assumed they were working on the internal drive, also 80GB).
I tried both "Format Recover" and "Complete Search", each of which took about 24 hours.
The software successfully recovered 85 copies of my Quicken .qdf file (many duplicates because I save to multiple locations, and old deleted copies, I guess).
However, Quicken also needs (and saves) files with extensions .idx, .qel, and .qph. (Without those additional files, the data is subject to significant corruption).
The software did not find any of those files - is there any way to make it look for them?