Disaster recovery

Is there any program out there that can recover files after a format and an operating system resintall over the format?
Is it not possible to recover files after such disaster?
now2010Asked:
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FayazCommented:

Suggest you try this out : http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
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nwtechdeskCommented:
There are programs that say they can recover after a format and subsequent write over of parts of the disk but they are not very successful.  The re-format of the drive destroys much of the information about how each sector relates to other sectors.  

FInd a nice trial program that can scan the drive to see if it can see what you want, such as this:
http://www.adrc.com/software/data_recovery_express/index.html
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Not much hope but still you can try you luck with Recuva www.recuva.com and GetDataBack www.runtime.org
The first one is free and second one is paid but free for test scan.
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nobusCommented:
all software can recover after a format, you can even use this to indo it : http://www.easeus.com/resource/unformat.htm

but once the files are overwritten -  they can't be recovered with those recovery softwares, specialised services are needed, so contact these guys for a quote, and info :  http://www.gillware.com/      

note that the parts that were NOT overwritten, can often be recovered
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