TESTDISK live cd question

Can TestDisk Live CD recover files after:

1) hard drive is formatted
2) An operating system has been installed over the format

thanks in advance.

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Hello now2010,

Chances are very small that you are able to recover everything. Chances are actually very small that you can recover anything at all. You have formatted the hard drive and therefore created a new partition table. You have also installed a new operation system on it, causing a lot of overwritten blocks.

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recovery soft can recover if the data is not overwritten, eg by a new install
it may be able to recover the rest (which may range from 0 to all, depending on what was overwritten)
if you want it recoverd, ask the recovery services like this for their options - and price - it won't be cheap imo !

if it was only formatted - not installed - you can use this  : http://www.easeus.com/resource/unformat.htm
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