My brother and I had some dogecoins from way back. He reformatted his hard drive at least once, maybe twice.

I have no hope in recovering them but I am going to try. People are telling me to not even bother turning the computer on to use a program like Recuva or whatever. They're telling me to keep it turned off and create an image of the hard drive.

I have no idea how to go about data recovery in a smart way. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has a data recovery company that is actually trustworthy and would likely not bone me, that would be great as well. But I would like to approach this on my own if possible.