A few questions about lost pictures/hard drive recovery/etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nygiants242, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. nygiants242 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Hello, I just have a few questions and your feedback/help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    About 2 months ago, my Macbook's hard drive failed, and I was stupid enough (yes I am an idiot) not to back up my photos. As Apple said it was pretty damaged, I sent it to a place in California and they said it was unrecoverable.

    1.) Do any of you know of better places/have had situations like this arise for recovering hard drive information? Where should I go from now?

    For a set of the pictures, I made an iMovie which is now in movie file format.. like .avi or .mpeg or whatever.

    2.) Is there anyway I can convert that back to the iMovie format so that I can access the picture files that were in the iMovie show?

    Thank you
  2. chscag macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    1. If you've already sent the drive to a data recovery place and they stated the data on the drive is unrecoverable, I doubt you would have better luck anywhere else. Besides, that kind of recovery is expensive. I guess it depends on how valuable your photos are to you.

    2. Try this LINK:


    They seem to have some info and suggestions that may help you to convert back to iMovie.


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