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I accidently reformated a DVD-RW, can i get the information back?

I have a Sony Handycam which records on the mini-DVD's. I had made a video. I saw that the camera could reformat the DVD to allow it to play on DVD players. However I failed to notice that my information would be deleted. Is it possible to retrieve what I had on the DVD or is it hopeless?

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It may still able to retrieve, depending on how many times it has been recorded over. There are some good disc recovery software utilities out there now that you can load on your computer an then get the image back from the disc. It's not a guarantee that you can get it all or even some of it. Regular formatting does remove the data but the image on the disc is harder to remove, that's why the bad guys usually get their computers and discs confiscated because no matter how many times they erase their hard drives or Rewrite over the discs they can get the original image back (evidence) now you and I and the rest of the public only have access to less powerful recovery software. try this site: http://www.octanesoft.com/cd_dvd_data_recovery.html there are others like it so search for ; DVD recovery software.
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