Can't find macintosh folder to recover, help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ujin, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Ujin macrumors newbie

    Ujin

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    I accidentally erased my macbook air from the app "find my phone" on I phone. Then it erased everything that I had.
    And then I had this screen called Disk utilities and there was this option "resinstall mac os". I did and now everything seems gone. I have photos, files and 3 years of every memory of mine and they seem to be gone.
    I don't know what to do. I used to have this drive called "macintosh" and everything was on it and now I dont have it. I am basically cryin and don't know what to do.
    I installed some data recovery apps and none of them can't find my old drive. What should I do? Can somebody help me?
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

    Audit13

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    Remotely erasing the Macbook is usually done when the Macbook has been lost or stolen. The remote erase function is a security feature for Apple products and the erase process is done in such a way as to prevent easy recovery of the deleted files.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    You need to take it to a professional data recovery service.
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    The reason you can't 'find' the old drive is because it's been wiped. Data recovery is possible on a wiped drive, but the most important thing to do is stop using your Mac. As you use it, your old data is being overwritten.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

    Audit13

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    If you do go with a data recovery service, be prepared to pay lots of money with the possibility of only recovering some of your files.
     
  5. NoBoMac, Apr 24, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018

    NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Lesson learned. Get an external drive and backup your information periodically (TimeMachine, Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper!).
     

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