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HDD formate recovery?

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Does anyone know how to recover a drive that has been re-formated by accident? I'm trying to help a friend from work who hooked up her sisters external drive to a mac and formated it =/ It currently shows as a empty drive in windows. Thanks.
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Use a program called testdisk. It will recover the entire partition table and all the files on it.

If not use a recuva and enable deep scan its a easy to use program.
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Thanks for the testdisk recomendation. I found that late last night stumbled on it. That program is working great
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