Data Recovery for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The Stig, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

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    Hey,

    I'm looking for a FREE data recovery app for os x to recover data from a NTFS hard drive. The hard has lost it's volume and will not mount and I've tried some other programs and I can see the files but I can't get them off because every program I've tried isn't free and won't let me copy them off. I've tried looking for one but I can't seem to find a good one. I just want to copy off the files and then I'll wipe the drive and fix the parition.

    Thanks,

    The Stig

    If you know of a free windows program let me know also and I'll figure something out.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I just googled "ntfs data recovery freeware" (without the quotes) and found quite a lot of hits.

    My suggestion is to start your analysis with google.
     
  3. The Stig thread starter macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

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    That isn't very helpful.



    Has anybody used one before for OS X that worked well? The drive won't mount but the files are all still there.

    Thanks,

    The Stig
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There aren't any good free recovery tools, imo. If it's not worth paying for, it's not worth the trouble of trying to half-ass it with the various clownware out there.
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    pirisoft's recuva worked for me. it's a windows program.
     
  6. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    I've solved a very similar situation by using TestDisk. It is free and available for multiple platforms, OSX and Windows among others.

    It is pretty hardcore though... Unless things've changed since I used it, one really needs to understand what it's doing to use it safely.
     

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