Mac data recovery questions

I accidently format my Mac external hard drive and there are many important files. I would like to ask what are good softwares that I can use to recovery files ?

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It would be expensive, but you can give the drive to DriveSavers data recovery service:

I don't know about software to run on a mac - but for a pc running windows I'd try:

Only quick one for now, but I promise I'll check for your progress in an hour or two
Links and very brief descriptions

- data rescue x (prosoft) around $90 (try this one - the eval. will let you scan the hdd and see if/what recoverable) Use all possible modes for scan (thorough + content scan) you can get small amount of data - that's the limitation of the program

- Stellar Phoenix Macintosh   (for $300 these guys must be crazy!   --   program starts from PC with Mac hdd attached as secondary)
- disk warrior (invasive - fixing tool, some recovery options)
- TransMac (to access mac files from PC - not applicable in your case i suppose)
- DiscGuardian  

Let us know, and may Mac be with you!

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