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Hard disk error then i format it erasing all files i want to recover the files now is it possible?

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It depends on how long the FORMAT took -- if it just was a few seconds, then what happened was a 'empty' table-of-contents was written, to make the drive appear to be 'empty', and nothing was written on the other 99% of your disk-drive. Thus, some "file recovery" software can be used to read that 99% and "stitch" together each block of data, to reconstruct the old table-of-contents.

Or, if the FORMAT took several minutes, then every block of data on the disk-drive was overwritten by a block of 'zero' bytes, making your data _almost_ unavailable. In that case, you need to find a 'friendly' federal agent (maybe Department of Homeland Security) to use 'advanced' techniques to read the 'residual' magnetism that is 'under' the block of 'zero' bytes, to recover the data.

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