After formatting and installing windows 7 is it possible to recover files from w

After formatting the system with windows xp & Installing windows 7, is it possible to recover files and folders in c drive ?
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  1. Doubtful as the 7 install will have overwritten them. There may be some recoverable files, don't install anything else until you've looked as you will only destroy more. Recommend you use another PC to download and burn to disk Hiren's Boot CD and try the Data Recovery tools. (Recuva seems to be very popular). As this boots your machine from the CD (once you change the boot order ) it will not further damage your lost files.
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