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Recovering erased hard drives on Leopard

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Hello, experts

I erased my hard drive by accident. (using Disk Utility)
is it possible to recover the data?

Thanks.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 2000 total points
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It depends on how you erased it .. and what you've done since.

DataRescue II is one of the best data recovery tools out there.
http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php

It will scan and report what data is recoverable and you can then buy it .. if you see what you want to recover.

It is not a MAGIC solution.  If you erased the entire HD of the Mac which contained the system OSX folder etc.  You will probably NOT be able to recover a bootable mac.  Instead focus on recovering your documents and data ... and re-install a clean OSX from the original DVD.
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