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

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    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 P6

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    Yes, you will need an external drive to write to

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

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    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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