Restoring files from dead hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lieb39, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I know a few tools / tricks for when restoring data from a 'dead' hard drive of a Windows machine, but hopeless on a mac restore. The hard drive isn't completely dead, it can still be read, but issues arise. Anyone have any tools / tricks that can help me out?

    Thanks!

    -lieb39
     
  2. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    There is fews Mac software that offer Data Recovery but it isn't free. A good one that many seam to have success is Prosoft Data Rescue II.
     
  3. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

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    I've heard that SpinRite works like magic... if you can pop your fubar hard drive into a functional PC.
     
  4. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    I put a dying Toshiba in the freezer and was able to get files off it before it died.
     

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