A friend of mine has a bunch of different personal files on a CD. She brought this CD to work and it would not work on her compuater. She kept getting a message telling her the CD needed to be "formatted." Not knowing what this meant, she went through with the formatting and as you probably guessed it - all her files are now gone. I was talking to our IT guy at work and he says that formatting doesn't delete the files from your CD, it will remain written on the actual disk. He said he has heard of some programs you can download to unformat a formatted CD.
I was just wondering if anyone hear knew of some good (free) programs I could download to recover the files from my friend's formatted CD. This has all kinds of important and irreplaceable information, including resumes and business documents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.