Is there any way to recover data from an accidentally formatted external HD?

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  • Yes, it is possible but won't guaranteed fully recover the data as you wish

  • 4 weeks ago

    Disk Drill offers a very simple, yet effective, way to identify the files that can be recovered and to actually recover them.

  • 1 month ago

    possibly, yes.  data recovery tools might be able to do this.  internet search

  • 1 month ago

      Hi. There's a really professional set of repair software tools put together into someghing called "Hiren's boot cd" ... It has several data recovery software tools, snd You download the entire set as a DVD image & burn it onto a blank disc.

       Get it, & di not save any more files to the drive, because anything new will overwrite the old data.

       Also keep in mind that that You need to have the same amount of blank harddrive to place the recovered files onto ... since it's only during recovery You could prob'ly use a USB flashdrive temporarily.

        G'Luck!!!.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Recuva.                       .

  • 1 month ago

    Use recuva. .................

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    remove it from the case and connect to a desktop PC directly (NOT via USB).

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but it would take someone who has the tools to do it. 

     It won't be cheap and they won't guarantee what they can get back.    Depending on how big the hard drive is and how long it takes them it could cost you anywhere from $100-$1000+.

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