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The more you do to the drive the harder you are making it to retrieve any files from it. If you want to retrieve any files at this point, you'll need to invest the $100 that most of the recovery software goes for or send it out to the specialists at a cost of $1200-$2000 or more with no guarantees.

Re-partitioning the drive will make it harder to retrieve any info, formatting will make it even harder and re-installing OS X may well make retrieving anything next to impossible for any except a specialist as you'll now be overwriting some of what you want to retrieve.

Sorry, I've never had to use any of this type recovery software, so I couldn't recommend one over another.

And yes, at this point you will have to re-install OS X.

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