@Terrificli -- And some recovery tools are better than others. Some of the best tend to be in the Linux world, but there are so many variations of that operating system that you might have great tools built into your OS or you might not. Still, you can usually do some research to find the best tools and install them.
Things get easier in the Windows and Mac OS worlds. Those have standard tools built right in, and you might be surprised at how well the Windows stuff works. I only mention that because Microsoft used to release recovery tools that were terrible. Instead of using an effective disk data recovery program, you wound up using something that could actually damage your data beyond repair.
Fortunately, Microsoft has improved in that respect, at least.