Re: Recovering Data from a Formatted Hard Drive
Sorry, I don't know the names of any.
The fact that you used fdisk actually hightens the possiblility that you will lose everything, because you formatted directly after fdisking so the only method of format you could possible have done is a semi-low-level format, where each block is rewritten and verified. If it hadn't have been fdisked, you could have used the "format" command with the "/q" switch that would have only re-writen the file allocation tables (quick format). This would keep all the data on the drive, with only the pointers from the FAT being wipped. Any comercial utilities simply re-biuld the File Allocation Table by intesively scanning the data left on the disc.
You would need to take the drive to a specialist, so they can analyse the disc further. Comercial software alone won't do it.
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