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At the beginning of the 7th book, Hermione Granger Obliviates her parents' memories of her and themselves and makes them think they want to move to Australia.

Is there a fix for this type of spell?

Did Hermione ever recover their memories and return to them after Voldemort was defeated?

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The book didn't say she used Obliviate, just that she modified their memories. According to this quote from JKR, there's more than one type of memory charm. –  Joe White Jan 18 '12 at 3:37
Actually, there is in-book proof that she did not use obliviate! In the scene where the three are attacked just after leaving the wedding, she wants to modify the Death Eaters memories and mentions she never used obliviate before. –  Lars Ebert May 6 '14 at 4:03
@LarsEbert You should add to this with the exact reference. I believe this is better than the accepted answer. –  Generic Geek Dec 4 '14 at 3:31

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I'm sure she must have, but it's not talked about in the books. It wasn't a big plot point in the books, it was just mentioned in passing, although in the movie, they made a bigger point of it, likely for the high emotional feeling during the scene.

I have no doubt that Hermione cared about her parents, or else she wouldn't have done what she did, and that she was powerful enough to reverse any charm she put on them. No doubt it took her a while to find them after the events of the book, but I bet it was near the top of the list of things for her to do. In fact, in Chapter 6, she says the following:

I’ll find Mum and Dad and lift the enchantment. If I don’t—well, I think I’ve cast a good enough charm to keep them safe and happy.

And, even more proof, here's a web chat with J.K. Rowling right after the release of the book:

Maggie Keir: Was hermione able to find her parents and undo the memory damage

J.K. Rowling: Yes, she brought them home straight away.

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I am not sure how she found them though –  Suchi Aug 3 '11 at 22:14
She has their Apple ID info and used Find My iPhone. –  Kalamane Sep 14 '11 at 3:30
@Kalamane - She was one of the brightest witches of all times! She surely would have used Android! **duck and cover** –  DVK Dec 30 '11 at 20:20
@Suchi, she knew their new names (Wendell and Monica Wilkins) and quite likely knew where in Australia they were going to move. Finding them wouldn't be hard. –  cjm Apr 6 '12 at 6:16
@Suchi 'Accio Parents' –  Dason Jun 16 '12 at 21:54

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