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Is it possible to recover .fcp files from a reformatted drive?

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Jeffrey McGinnis Calculating status...
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Feb 21, 2013 4:23 PM

Somehow — I still don't know exactly how this happened, but it appears to be my fault, and I feel like a complete moron for letting it get to this — in the process of reformatting a buggy drive with several FCP 7 projects and media on them, I managed to reformat BOTH the original drive and the back-up drive, thus losing all of the content. I'm now trying to figure out if it is possible to recover as much as possible from the drive so that whatever was on the drive is not a total loss.


I have done a scan with Wondershare Data recovery, which gave me a list of files that it could recover, but aparently it cannot recognize .fcp files, meaning that the media can be recovered (albeit with changed names and a lost file structure), but the project itself can't.


I am now attempting a scan with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery, but it will be quite a while before I can find out if it sees the .fcp files.


If this doesn't work, I was hoping that someone might know of software that would recognize a .fcp file, which would be a big step closer to as much of a recovery as possible.


Hard drive is a 2TB G-Drive, connected through FireWire 800.


Thanks a lot.

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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