Data Recovery

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  1. xappeal macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of a way to either recover data from a corrupted .dmg file or recover data from a previous installation of osx?

    I have been having hard drive crashes due to what I think is a problem with 3rd party ram. I have been backing up regularly by making complete images of my drive, reinstalling and then using the migration assistant to copy everything across.

    But, the last time I did this I reinstalled OS X only to discover that my .dmg backup now has no mountable data, it's about 47GB...

    I have used filesalvage to recover some stuff but because it only recovers some file formats it has been unable to recover the one tiny file I actually need.

    I have tried some sudo commands, no joy. I know there is data in the backup, but how do I get to it. Either that or something that will allow me to search for different file types using forensic tools on my drive.

    Please don't leave "you should backup......" messages, I have been almost daily. It's accessing the backups I made that is the problem.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Data Rescue II may be able to help get some data back from your drive. I don't know if it works with DMGs though. I imagine it will. Good luck. :)
     
  3. xappeal thread starter macrumors regular

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    It works for dmg files, but only if you can mount them. Cheers for the fast reply though.

    I just wish there was some little script that could just force it to restore onto something...
     

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