External hard disk issue

@lieanat (1140)
Malaysia
January 29, 2009 9:28am CST
Hi, Is there any way to recover files that saved in external hard disk after I accidentally reformat the external hard disk??? I need your help as I got some important data in it. Thanks in advance.
4 responses
• India
30 Jan 09
Yes there is vary of of softwares for recovery of lost data even you format the hard disk. or there are many vendors who done job for you and charge respectively. I want to say ... lost data recovery is possible.
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@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Thanks for your reply. I guess I'll just let go of those files. I'll take this incident as a lesson learnt. Haha. Just for your information, I've tried some software of recovery but failed to restore my files. Sigh...
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
29 Jan 09
What kind of format did you do? Quick or Long? if you did a quick format you might be able to recover the files with some recovery software as the files are still there, if you did a long format. then they are pretty much gone, as the read / write heads touch every part of the drive, the short format only touchs one part and the recovery is much easier
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@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Hi, I don't know what format was it.. Anyway, thanks for your reply. I'll be more careful next time.
• Nigeria
29 Jan 09
You should at least no the meaning of formatting... It means, clearing all documents/files you've got on a device! Pal, I don't think you can get does documents back. cool_jidson
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Hi, of course I know the meaning of formatting. As I mentioned earlier, I formatted my hard disk accidentally... That's why I finding help here in this place. Thanks for response anyway.
@user_786 (1338)
3 Feb 09
It is not always possible to recover data once hard disk is formatted though it is not impossible. There are many software available, they cost a lot but can be helpful in recovering the data before formatting. They dont guarantee data recovery but with them much of the data can be recovered. Look for these on internet from a search engine. exmaple sites: dataclinic.co.uk dtidata.com