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Accidentally I formatted my WD hard disc before saving all the necessary files that I need. Now I am trying to recover them using Recuva (by CCleaner developers).

It will take day or two but when I get what I need I would like to do a deep format. How can I do that so nothing can be recovered after that?

Found something on WD website but is this the best way or maybe there is a better way? How to low level format or write zeros (Erase) to a WD hard drive or SSHD

This is how I formatted my WD in the first place: How to Partition and Format a WD Drive on Windows and macOS

  • Low-level formatting formats your hard drive past the point of no return because it wipes all existing sectors on the physical surface of your drive rather than just on the filesystem. Source. – CodeIt Feb 12 at 9:01

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