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Is it possible to recover deleted files after a format?

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Usually your data will be recoverable. But if your system was using Windows Vista, WIndows 7 or WIndows 8, there is a chance your data is gone forever. Starting with Windows Vista a FULL format will overwrite ALL of your data and it will not be recoverable. A QUICK format will usually allow a full recovery. In Windows XP, data can be recovered from even a FULL format. For more information on this subject and also info on the implications of a MAC format, check my blog post on this subject ....