Can Disk Warrior Help me

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hba4, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. hba4 macrumors newbie

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    I am considering purchasing diskwarrior but want to make sure it can help my situation before I purchase it. My imac will not boot from the internal hard drive (Intel processor) When I use disk utility to try and repair the disk, I get error messages and it won't repair. I can see the HD but cannot repair it. When I connect using target mode with my mac book pro, the hard drive does not appear on my host (macbook pro) computer. I have reloaded OS X (Leopard) onto a firewire external drive and can boot my imac that way but I can not find my original internal Macintosh HD. Will disk warrior be able to help with this scenario. I would really like to access that internal Macintosh HD and retrieve my files. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...no guarantees of course, but this is the kind of scenario that Diskwarrior often deals with very well and I'd say giving it a shot is worth a try - even if for whatever reason it does not resolve the immediate issue it's a great utility to have in your toolbox for future use....oh yeah!
     
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    How old is your drive?

    I don't know if it will help you, but I can tell you disc warrior was magical for me, it helped me many many times
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    OP, Disk Warrior is good.

    If you have valuable files and DW doesn't recover them, here is another option.

    You will need a PC and SpinRite.

    Remove your HDD from your iMac.

    Connect the HDD to the PC. Run SpinRite.

    FYI, I've recovered a variety of HDDs that Disk Warrior and other Mac only products would not work. YMMV.
     

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