Ghosted Win7 over WinXP; need to recover files from old partition
I am upgrading a double-handful of Windows XP computers. After imaging one computer with a bootable Ghost USB I discovered the profile I copied over the network was corrupt. Is there a tool, or does someone know a way, to attempt to recover any files left over on the WinXP portion? The files from the profile I am attempting to recover were the last ones created. I am hoping that the Ghosted Win7 is not going to overwrite all the files from the WinXP installation. One issue I can think of is that the Win7 is using NTFS and WinXP using fat32. The other one is that file fragmentation from the WinXP install may mean that some of the blocks of the files in the profile were within the scope of the Ghost Win7 image and have been overwritten.
My hope is that the Ghost software did not reformat the drive but simply overwrote the blocks with the NTFS Win 7 image. I know this doesn't make too much sense, but like I said, it's my hope.