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Linux Data recovery of formatted external HDD

accidentally formatted ext3 external hard disk .. im using EAse us tool in windows system to recover the data ... will this works??
if yes ... the another external hard disk have to be formatted in which file system ?
is there any other option ..please help me out
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What do you mean by "formatted"?
Did you actually create a new file system over the old one? Then I think you're doomed.
Did you overwrite the MBR? Then try testdisk to find/recover lost partitions, which is available on rescue CDs like grml, or, AFAIK, knoppix.
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