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    Dec 01, 2007
    Formatted HDD
    Hello all,

    I was wondering if there's any disk utility, or software that's available to retrieve lost information from a formatted backup HDD. I recently created a new partition/volume on my backup external HDD and when it was finished, all my information that I had saved was gone. Any help would be appreciated.


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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Once you reformat a HD, you erase all data that was on it.
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    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Once you reformat a HD, you erase all data that was on it.
    No you don't, even if you choose to write over all the data with zeros. Data can still be recovered.

    jonbruinsma, you need to get Data Rescue II. It has done for me exactly what you are looking to do.

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