Copying data from a damaged Hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OfekNavarsky, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. OfekNavarsky macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I'm copying data from a damaged Hard drive

    But each time Finder tries to copy a damaged file, the copying process is stopped and I have to start over again starting from the file next to the damaged one.

    Not so handy If one tries to copy over thousands of files..
    Is there a way to tell the Finder to copy over the files; and just skip (but don`t tell me) the damaged ones and continue copying?
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    There is no way for os x to figure if a file is damaged or not. Therefore os x tries to copy the file and stalls. There is no real way around that.
     
  3. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    You may have to try and use something like Data Rescue II to retrieve your files. I've never use it but a friend swears by it.
     
  4. OfekNavarsky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already tried Data Rescue and it's always stuck..
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Then you need a professional service to do it.
     
  6. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.

    And what did we learn today boys and girls?


    Backup, backup, backup. ;)
     

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