My MBP was stolen many months ago and through some effort on my part and assistance by several police departments, it was recovered by the police and will soon be in my hands. The laptop was loaded with Lojack - however Lojack never contacted the monitoring center, which leads me to believe the thief immediately formatted and reinstalled OSX. Fortunately for me, I didn't lose any major data. Everything was backed up on Time Machine EXCEPT my iPhoto library (around 30 GB of images) - which is what I hope to recover from the formatted drive. I've heard that data can be recovered from formatted drives, at the expense of the drive itself (which might be destroyed in the recovery process). Does anyone have any info about steps that can be taken - whether software based on sending it off to a data recovery service? I will inform everyone of the status of the machine once it is back in my hands, and eventually relate the story of its recovery.