How to copy data using DiskWarrior

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephy0, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 18, 2012
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    My Macbook Pro doesn't start. It just stays in the screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I had just purchased it in January. After investigating, I got the following:
    Invalid sibling link
    Invalid node structure
    The volume Macintosh HD could not be repaired.

    I used DiskWarrior v 4.4 to try to repair it but it tells me: The new directory cannot replace the original directory because of a disk malfunction. It tells me to back up my data using the dual browser preview window before I replace the directory. This is the part I'm not sure how to do. It doesn't let me copy from the preview pane meaning the 'copy' button is grayed out. Do I need an external hard drive or should I connect my Macbook to the Macbook I am currently using? I also have Data Rescue 3 in a CD so I don't know if I'm better off using that.
     
  2. macrumors member

    PerformaGuy

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    Oct 5, 2012
    #2
    Your disk might be beyond a software repair solution, as great as DiskWarriror is (saved me a few times).

    I think at this point if the data is really valuable to you and you have no backup, it would be safer to stop any further disk activity and call up a place like Drive Savers and get a quote on a physical repair/recovery.

    Further activity (read and write) on the disk could put your data at risk.
     

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