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Mac  0S 9.2.2 / volume recover

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I think I already know the anwser. But hopefully someone out there has leads. A colleague was having trouble with her G4/400 and instead of doing a system re-install she did a clean install. Now not having backed up, I think prior info is toast.

But is there any way, or any software that can be used to recover prior files/directories that was lost due to a clean system install?
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Thanks for the confirmation weed. Your tips are always helpful. You get the points, Can a technician/service recover hard drives that have been written over?

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Nope. Once the data has been written over, it's gone. It's like an audio tape. Once you record over what was there, it's gone.

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Hard drives can be recovered.
http://www.stellarinfo.com/data_recovery_services.htm
Just one company that came to mind...

However... a clean install installs a new system folder, unless your colleague reformatted the drive which sounds like what happened.

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Thanks all.
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