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iParis
Sep 23, 2010, 05:54 PM
Alright so about five minutes ago I was a dumbass and accidentally formatted my external hard drive with my iTunes library on it. My AppleTV currently has everything still. Is there anyway to rip the files from my AppleTV to my computer?



ugp
Sep 24, 2010, 07:45 AM
Just because you formatted the drive doesn't mean the data is gone.

You can get File Recovery Software and restore it to another drive pretty easily.

Files aren't actually gone until they have been written over.

DJinTX
Sep 24, 2010, 08:31 AM
Bear in mind I have never owned an AppleTV, but won't it just sync back to your Mac? Or is it one way sync only?

If it does happen to be one way only, then surely there is a ripping tool you can use. A few years ago, I had some weird software corruption on my Mac and lost the majority of my iTunes library. But, since at that time I had all of my music on my 40GB iPod, I was able to use a free utility I got from versiontracker to move it from the iPod to my Mac, and all was happy again. Versiontracker is dead now, but MacUpdate is still a good source for freeware/sharware.

iParis
Sep 24, 2010, 04:28 PM
Just because you formatted the drive doesn't mean the data is gone.

You can get File Recovery Software and restore it to another drive pretty easily.

Files aren't actually gone until they have been written over.

Such as?

Bear in mind I have never owned an AppleTV, but won't it just sync back to your Mac? Or is it one way sync only?

If it does happen to be one way only, then surely there is a ripping tool you can use. A few years ago, I had some weird software corruption on my Mac and lost the majority of my iTunes library. But, since at that time I had all of my music on my 40GB iPod, I was able to use a free utility I got from versiontracker to move it from the iPod to my Mac, and all was happy again. Versiontracker is dead now, but MacUpdate is still a good source for freeware/sharware.

If I sync it with my iTunes library everything will be erased.
Software to rip files from an iPod is really easy to find and develop, but for an Apple TV it's a different story, especially since it syncs wirelessly.

DJinTX
Sep 24, 2010, 04:52 PM
Such as?



If I sync it with my iTunes library everything will be erased.
Software to rip files from an iPod is really easy to find and develop, but for an Apple TV it's a different story, especially since it syncs wirelessly.

Fair enough. It's going to take someone smarter than me to figure it out then.

Good Luck!

ugp
Sep 24, 2010, 09:51 PM
I can't remember the name of the software but Google does help a little.

Not trying to be a prick. Just thought I would help out with the format information I provided earlier.

Mr Kram
Sep 24, 2010, 09:54 PM
i think it's pretty straight forward if you ssh into the ATV. no backup?

Flash SWT
Sep 25, 2010, 12:47 AM
I haven't used any of these but a quick Google search pulled up:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+recover+partition

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

http://www.macrecovery.net/recover-data-from-repartitioned-apple-mac-drives

http://www.bestshareware.net/howto/recover-lost-mac-partition.htm

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iParis
Sep 26, 2010, 12:43 AM
i think it's pretty straight forward if you ssh into the ATV. no backup?

Nope. No backup. That was my backup. :\
And I am currently SSHing it into my MacBook, but that is taking forever. Currently it says 180 hours remaining.. >.<

I haven't used any of these but a quick Google search pulled up:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=mac+recover+partition

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

http://www.macrecovery.net/recover-data-from-repartitioned-apple-mac-drives

http://www.bestshareware.net/howto/recover-lost-mac-partition.htm

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Thank you!