Maxtor External HD Question

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Question Maxtor External HD Question

Howdy,

A while back I formatted a 500Gb Maxtor External Hard Drive.

I have since realized that there was some items on that drive that I wish I still had.

Is there any way to retrieve anything from said drive now?

Any thoughts, friends?

p.s. When I formatted it, I used the "full" format option. I did NOT use the "Quick Format" option.
 
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data recovery

as long as you have not written any data to very little , you can recover data from a formatted drive ( full or quick )
however
keep in mind some programs use a grab all approach and sometime you data might not be names as you thought, but often such as file001.jpg, file002.jpg and so on.
you also need room on your current drive as most recovery programs will not recover data to the drive they are trying to recover from.

some offer filters to filter down on all the data they get, as the recovery process can be cut down dramatically by using filters

I use Ontrack's Easy Recovery Pro
and Hauri's Data Recovery

there are others that also do an excellent job.
 
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