Hard drive data recovery

I recently had hard drive failure.The local fixit reformatted the drive and it is usable again. Is there any way to recover the data that was previously on the drive?
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yes... Norton Utilities has un-format capability...
just MAKE SURE you dont put ANYTHING on the lost partition
(c: d:)

otherwise you just wrote information on top of your old directorys and you will not be able to recover

i have done several recovers succesfully this way

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trcrtpsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the answer. I hope that I have not overwritten.
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