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Recover deleted xbox 360 saves files

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My son has an xbox 360. He has (had!) a lot of saves valuable to him on his hard drive. He inserted a memory card and deleted his gamer profile on the card and chose the option to delete profile and items. It apparently also deleted his profile and saves on the hard drive.
At this time I have told him to not do anything more on the unit as it may be able to recover the deleted files before they are overwritten.
My question is:
Is it possible to recover the files? Can I swap the HD it into a PC and use an undelete program? Or does Xbox 360 use a unique file format? Is there a "trash" or anything similar hidden in the xbox? How to do any of this?

Most sources I found online say you cannot recover it, but most search results I found also  turn up gamer sites with mostly kids with attitudes about being stupid to delete stuff in the first place, so I doubt they are reliable sources of information.

Thanks for any help.
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