Yes, disk formatting doesn't erase the files (until they are overwritten by other files). When you format a Macintosh HD, the file system of disk is replaced with a new empty file system, thus, the entries of all the files and directories stored on the disk are erased and they become inaccessible. But hard drive maintains an index file, which tells the operating system where a particular file is stored. When you format the hard drive, links between index and file are deleted. The file remains physically intact. You can restore formatted files from Mac as long as the original files are not overwritten by other files.
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Formatting can fix some of the hard drive related logical problems, but also erase all the saved files and folders in the Macintosh HD, so usually you may not format Macintosh HD. Formatting is only performed for your certain purpose, such as:
In Macintosh OS X an built-in tool- Disk Utility allows you to perform the formatting process by clicking on "Erase" tab after specifying the disk/volume, its format and name.
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