So... my house got broken into about 3 months ago and my precious Macbook Pro, backup hard drives, boyfriend's macbook.. everything we owned of any value got stolen. After a few upsetting weeks I had come to accept the fact that everything was gone (all our photos, work, music...) and sort of moved on. Insurance replaced our stuff with fancy new things and we got on with life... Then yesterday I got a call from the police saying they have found my stolen Mac (what are the odds..during a drug bust I might add!). My name was my login, and they tracked me down from that. So it seems the idiots who stole my computer didn't even bother to re-format the drive since my user name was still the same. I'm assuming probably just trashed everything irrelevant to them... Haven't got my laptop back from the police yet to properly search it, but I am wondering if there is there any way that I could recover the deleted data, without resorting to a data recovery/forensics place? Do file recovery progammes work?