Can overwritten data formatted be recovered?

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stillwater Posts 7 Registration date Wednesday May 26, 2010 Status Member Last seen September 15, 2010 - May 26, 2010 at 08:52 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - May 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM
Hello,

I am always bothered by one question. Can overwritten data be got back from the external hard drive? 1 year ago my bought external had something wrong and I formatted it. But I reaaaaaly had some important documents inside. At that time I thought I am done and ignored it. But now I know formatting won't make data erased permanently. many data recovery programs can got them back. But the data was formatted 1 year ago, it probably has been overwritten for many times.

So my question is can I recover the overwritten data in my formatted external HD? Thanks for your listenning. Any help will be highly appreciated....thanks again.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
May 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM
not after one year. reformatting a dive does not rewrite it. But, reusing it to write data does.
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