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Microsoft Word said it was saving the file, but opening it brings up very old version

(I ended up solving this, see my self-answer.) I was typing in a Microsoft Word 2011 document on Mac OS X 10.8.2 that was originally four pages, and saving every one or two pages, for at least ...
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how to view hidden files on an NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac?

I have some files on my external NTFS drive that were copied from a Mac using Paragon NTFS. Back in Windows 7, I'm unable to view said files. I believe they exist because they still occupy space on ...
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2answers
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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
352 views

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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2answers
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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1answer
80 views

Is there a way to keep file structure when using Photorec?

I keep getting folders that are just piles of items. I need the original structure of the recovered files.
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2answers
4k views

Recover a corrupted exFAT volume under OS X

I have a external drive that is formatted as exFAT. It does not show up on my system when I plug it in. When I run Disk Utility, the drive appears on my system but I get the following message: ...
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61 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
140 views

Recover FreeNAS network volume affected by rm -rf

I'm on OS X 10.8.2 and have FreeNAS 8.0 running with a 6 TB volume connected through AFP. 5 TB were recently deleted with rm -rf by a malicious script. The FreeNAS volume has no ZFS snapshots, ...
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All my files have been replaced by a found.000 “empty folder”. How can I recover my data?

Five minutes ago I was browsing my external hard drive. Now, I have only one folder named "found.000" that I cannot read, open nor browse. I have important work on my external hard drive. Is there a ...
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3answers
1k views

MACOSX Repair Disk failed - need data backup

I booted into recovery HD mode via cmd-r and ran repair disk which failed and prompted me to erase. Since the system worked normally before, I wanted to reboot and save all my files. Now the reboot is ...
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2answers
224 views

Data Recovery from RAID5 disk - Promise Pegasus with Apple OSLion and Thunderbolt connection

I have a Promise Pegasus R6 - 12 TB RAID 5 disk for major storage purposes. One of the six 2TB hard disks were dead and the company provided me with a replacement. When the disk was inserted it ...
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1answer
3k views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
52 views

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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1answer
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How to rescue from an SD (SDHC) card that I can't reformat (possible hardware failure)

I have a transcend 16GB SDHC card and a lot of photos on it that I'd like to recover. When I plug it into the SD card reader, it takes a while for the Mac to even recognize that there's a disk ...
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2answers
3k views

Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode

My main HDD is failing to boot. (Neither Normal nor Safe mode). Single User seems to work. I can only boot from Recovery Mode or DVD. The scenario was the following: Computer was asleep (lid down). ...
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1answer
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Mac OS 10.6.8: Exact copy of all files from one HDD to another

My MacBook Pro’s HDD seems to be on the way out—this is happening and disk utility said I should replace my drive so I’ve purchased a replacement. My current disk is 500GB with 287GB used. How can I ...
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0answers
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What does “Updating Boot Support Partitions for the volume as required” mean?

I have used GNU ddrescue to copy a crashed WD external disk over to an identical one. ddrescue told me that 9 MB out of 2TB could not be rescued, so I think that's pretty good. Anyway, being a Mac ...
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1answer
203 views

Recover deleted files on mac

I have removed the file by command line rm -rf myScript.sh How can I recover this file? Is there a way to recover from command line because these recovery tools take too much time scanning. I need ...
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1answer
356 views

Recovering Deleted Files after Emptying Trash on OS X Lion

I moved a complete folder to the trash, then I emptied my trash. How do I recover those deleted files which I emptied from the trash on OS X Lion? By searching with Google, I have found a few tools ...
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1answer
251 views

Mac localhost website deleted using PHP unlink function. Need to recover them

I really need help! Some very important script files e.g. .php and .js have been deleted with the php unlink function (on a mac), i need to recover these files. I tried a couple of programs but I ...
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1answer
583 views

How to recover a deleted file that is still open?

How can one restore a file that has been deleted but is still open by a process? The blog post "Restoring files from /proc" explains how to do this on Linux: Use lsof (e.g., lsof -c name) to find ...
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0answers
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Identifying a recovered back-up file from ProSoft Data Rescue

I recovered some files from a lost backup using ProSoft Data Rescue for OS X, but without any extension or indication of the filetype. I've tried the file utility but to no avail, all I get is a ...
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1answer
599 views

Ways to recover data from external hard drive

I use an external hard disk for backup of my mac with time machine (OS 10.5.8). I have made something wrong and I have found important folders in the recycler bin. These folders come from external ...
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1answer
360 views

All k-notes erased

I installed k-notes widget a few weeks ago and liked the concept at first. Just a few days ago I decided to consolidate all my notes into one system and to use k-notes. I used their multiple colors to ...
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1answer
149 views

File recovery from Mac results in random files and extensions – how do I get my data back?

This Mac hard drive was dying. Someone I knew did a file recovery and got as many files as he could. The program (not sure how it was done, or what program it was) dished out a bunch of folders names ...
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1k views

How to recover a corrupted Parallels 7 hard disk image?

I have a Parallels virtual machine that has recently started to refuse to boot, with this error message: Operation failed. An error occured while reading the disk. Support information: Problem ID: ...
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1answer
4k views

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
2k views

Accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live) – is there any way to recover this?

I accidentally deleted a folder from a NAS drive (My Book Live). Is there any way to recover it? This is on a Mac. I know this may be a stretch, but I'm just hoping to find a solution.
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2answers
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How do manually mount hard drive on mac?

My mac recently gave up and I'm trying to salvage whatever data I can from the hard drive. I was able to boot using the OSX Installation CD and fire up Disk Utility that basically told me that the ...
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1answer
92 views

How to efficiently sift through old hard drive data?

I recently yanked hard drives from two very old PCs--one Dell about 10 years old, and an HP about 5 years old--that had been rendered unbootable for whatever reason and were now being recycled. I was ...
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1answer
2k views

I accidentally erased my external hard drive with Disk Utility, what to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition On my Macbook with OS X 10.6.8, I tried to erase free space (zero out) on a pretty full 2TB external hard drive using Disk ...
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0answers
333 views

How can I unarchive .IAB files?

I'm attempting to recover data for someone and was given a backup hard drive filled with .IAB files. I've searched Google and have tried tar and gunzip on OS X 10.6 but with no success. How can I ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
389 views

How to recover Adium ICQ contacts when the account is locked

I recently got locked out of my 10+ year old ICQ account for no good reason — the password just stopped working one day. Password recovery doesn't work and I never gave them an email address anyway ...
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1answer
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
193 views

Can I list file names (or their parent directories) that were recently deleted using rm in OS X?

Is it possible to find out which files and directories have recently been deleted by rm in OS X? Or failing that, is it possible to find which parent directories have had files or directories within ...
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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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1answer
1k views

Recover text file deleted from trash on Mac OS X?

how can I use the grep command in termainal to undelete my text file?
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3answers
711 views

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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vote
1answer
335 views

Recover an HFS+ formatted IDE drive connected via USB-IDE adapter

I have a 120GB IDE drive connected to my MacBook via a IDE-USB adapter. I formatted it fresh with a single full-size HFS+ partition and backed up a bunch of stuff. Unfortunately, upon reconnecting ...
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5answers
7k views

Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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7answers
3k views

How can I recover a crashed hard drive?

My hard drive from my MacBook crashed and died hard last week. I replaced the drive with a new one, and installed 10.6/Snow Leopard on it. The old drive is now in a usb enclosure, and I really need to ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Data recovery for OS X

I've got a Mac that won't boot and I'd like to recover whatever data I can before wiping the hard drive and reinstalling. I'm looking for something similar to TRK (which is Windows-centric) — boot ...
2
votes
2answers
978 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Recovering text files in terminal using grep on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I foolishly removed some source code from my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine with rm -rf when doing something with buildout. I want to try and recover these files again. I haven't touched the system ...
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3answers
2k views

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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7answers
4k views

Free NTFS partition recovery after disk was formatted in Mac OS X

I have a 1Tb disk which was partitioned into a ~700gb ntfs disk and a 300gb HFS+ (Mac OS X). I've accidentally allowed Mac OS X to wipe the hard-disk and create a single HFS+ partition over the ...