Data Recvovery: Files located, now how do I get em?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xodus, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. xodus macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    First the hardware:
    MacBook 3,1 Santa Rose Intel 2.20 Ghz
    SATA: FUJITSU MHY2160BH 149.05 GB Journaled HFS+

    I recently reinstalled OS X, and before doing so I used Disk Utility of the install disc to earse the HD (the security option i chose was "don't erase data")

    I want to recover some files from my old user (Music & Picutres folder in home) so I got Disc Rescue II and did a scan. DSII found the folders so how do I go about restoring them? Will I need an external drive that is atleast the same size as the files I want to recover? I have over 40GB of music but only a 8GB thumb drive.. Will it be possible for me to get my files back?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, you will need an external drive to write to

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Yes you will need an external drive to write to, you can't store 40Gigs of data on an 8gig flash drive. External drives are very cheap and you can get a 250GB external for less than $80

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