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how to recover OSX files (failing drive) using a Windows PC?

I need to recover some files from a failing drive (OSX, macbook drive) using Windows. I dont have a Mac to work with. Just a standalone drive that had osx installed. What is the best way to do this? ...
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How to delete files in such a way that they cannot be restored?

I implemented my own version of an aes-cipher in java to have a platform independent encryption application that is not dependent on the available ciphers in the jvm in use. This application should ...
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Will simple copying files over mac os x installation actually save the system?

I'm having a macbook with freshly installed os x mavericks. I also have a disk with my yet to be working copy of mac os x with all my documents and software installed. Unfortunately this disk won't ...
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Restore whole OS X from damaged but yet somehow accessible HFS+ partition

Okay, here's my problem: my disk got damaged (most possibly by the power problems). Disk utility shows it in gray color and won't mount offering me to check and repair it. Needlessly to say it won't ...
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How do I safely recover data from a compromised Mac OS X account?

One of the non-administrator accounts on my mac-book has been compromised. The password to the account has been reset, and I noticed some suspicious looking activity (the user was logged on to my ...
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What could I use to recover lost/damaged files from a Mac hard drive? [closed]

We frequently use the software GetDataBack (for FAT32 and for NTFS) to recover overwritten or lost files, sometimes from a faulty hard drive. But is there something like this for Mac hard drives? ...
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how to mount hard drives for data recovery in ubuntu

I try to mount a hard drive in Ubuntu and get the following error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely ...
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Excel 2011 Mac auto-recover file lost

Yesterday morning my colleagues Excel 2011 (on Mac OSX 10.8) crashed. He reopened Excel and was asked if he wanted to recover the previous document. Yes, he said and then got a document named ...
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securly delete already trashed files mac

Ive got a load of files that i accidentally deleted using the "empty trash" feature, i meant to use the "secure empty" feature that overwrites the data, the machines getting its hd swapped (faulty ...
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I have a 500GB maxtor drive that has failed doesnt show in Mac at all but does show up in windows

My Maxtor 500GB drive "should" be formatted for Mac but I'm not 100% sure as I moved from Windows a year ago and this drive is rarely connected. When I plug it in via USB to the Mac it does not show ...
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622 views

Undelete files on Macbook, trash is empty

long story short: 2am, very tired, in a hurry, deleted all docs from wrong device, emptied trash. I've been asked to recover files for someone who has mistakenly deleted all documents on their ...
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774 views

Migrate unbootable Windows 7 installation

Until several months ago, I had a 64-bit installation of Windows 7 running very smoothly through Boot Camp on my iMac (iMac7,1). I was going to give the computer to my parents, and to spruce it up, I ...
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153 views

Data Recovery software for Mac hard drive that does not display on desktop

Is there a data recovery recovery software that works for hard drives that do not display on the desktop? This is a laptop. It is booting from an external drive. The internal drive does not ...
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1answer
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Mac failing (failed?) hard drive - is all hope lost?

It's a 500 GB Seagate laptop hard drive that came with my Macbook Pro. Apple partition format. Already replaced and now have it external, connected via SATA/USB adapter. Trying to get just a few ...
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1answer
574 views

Service for retrieving data from old Macintosh floppies

I have a bunch of old Mac floppies, from whatever System was common in 1995. I've been wanting to get this data off of these floppies for some time but feet dragging has led to the current state ...
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Where do deleted items go on the hard drive?

After reading the quote below on the Casey Anthony trial (CNN) ,I am curious about where deleted files actually go on a hard drive, how they can be seen after being deleted, and to what extent the ...
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Can you recover from a backup with bad blocks?

The hard drive in my Macbook recently gave up while using it on the plane (dual prop, lots of vibration unfortunately). I have a backup of its contents from a few weeks ago, but there are files that ...
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794 views

Mac Disk Utility Undo volume scheme change

My sister made a mistake when trying to reformat a hard drive, and buggered up a hard drive with her work on it. She says it happened very quickly which leads me to believe she's actually just ...
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1answer
390 views

Recover NTFS partition on a iPC

On my "PC" : I installed iPC/Mac OS X (I created HFS+ partition during the installation process) Next, I created a FAT32 GUID partion with Mac OS X Disk utility. Then I installed Windows Vista on a ...
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435 views

Is it possible to find corrupt files spanning across bad sectors of a hard drive or find files fragmented beyond part of a partially copied partition?

I've been using dd/ddrescue to clone a hard drive with several bad sectors. Some sectors were definitely unrecoverable, but I'm wondering if there's any way to tell which files might have been tied ...
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1answer
441 views

How to restore data from external hard drive before “Erase” command of Time Machine (OS X)

I gave my external hard drive to a friend using MacBook. She plugged in and accidentally used my ext. hard drive for Time Machine. This is what happened, according to her (I don't use Mac so I dont ...
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Recover data from a corrupt Bootcamp Windows partition?

I recently sent my Macbook Pro in for repairs after a crash (Windows partition not recognized, after working well for a year), and they replaced the logic board and HD, the former of which was dead ...
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Dropped hard drive won't mount

I have a 2 TB HFS+-formatted external hard drive that got dropped a couple of days ago while transferring files onto a Macbook Pro. Now the drive's partitions won't mount. Disk Utility can see the ...
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985 views

How to recover data from MacBook Pro

my MacBook Pro hard drive died (after dropping) I can see the disk when I book from DVD but I don't want to format not to lose data. What is the best way to recover data? (what hardware and software ...
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Can I recover my /opt/local/bin folder that I accidentally deleted?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8. I was recently uninstalling mysql5 from /opt/local/bin. I typed: rm -rf /opt/local/bin mysql* instead of rm -rf /opt/local/bin/mysql* This deleted my entire ...
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Cross OS data recovery, USB drive involved.

A MacBook had OS X 10.4 and Windows XP dual booting using rEFIt. Then the Windows partition gets corrupted and it won't boot. Presumably a virus. There were sensitive files there and those were ...
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How do I recover data from a vaulted macbook drive?

My macbook has recently gone up in flames, mostly, and I now find myself in the position of attempting to recover data from its drive. I was using file vault to protect almost all of my data. How ...
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USB improperly removed from a Mac. Not reading on a Mac or PC! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: flash drive ejected improperly- lost files Someone I know was in college and they were working in Flash CS3 and their USB flash drive got pulled out accidentally. Now, it ...
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Recover Terminal.app

I accidentally seem to have deleted Terminal.app. How can I get it installed? Google search results led me to install Pacifist.app and recover the app from the boot disk. But I'm unable to locate ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to recover a deleted FileVault sparse bundle in OS X?

I made a huge noob mistake with my Macbook. I used Disk Inventory X to see why my drive was so full and it showed all my files under my user account as well as a huge amount of data in ...
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How to recover my invisible HD again?

I made this several times now, but this time something bad happened. What I did: I installed Windows 7 at a 32GB partition on my slot 2 HD in my MacPro. Windows 7 made a 105MB partition… I knew this ...
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Tools/tips to recover data from a corrupt DMG disk image?

Please share, if you know any tips to salvage data from a "compressed DMG" which no longer mounts (in my case, something went wrong during "scan image for restore").