External HD data recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blink12, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. blink12 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005
    i would like to know if anyone knows how to UNDELETE a 160 gig external hd
    by accident my brother deleted all my **** in it
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Go into Disk Utility and click on the external hardrive in the left pane. This will bring up options. You ant the erase tab :)
  3. blink12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005

    that doesnt UNDELETE I wanna get everything back i know there are programs any one know any of um
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....have you tried *searching the forums* - this has been asked at least a few times in the last month.....oh yeah!
  5. RatVega macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    Southern California
    Try downloading a trial version of ProSoft Data Recovery. Don't install all the modules, one of the less useful ones installed itself as a startup task and launched a spurious perl task that really ate up processor time... slowed the machine 30-50%. The Data Recovery and Back-up tasks work well and are worth buying after the trial if you can't get away with smacking the stuffing out of your brother to make sure it doesn't become a regular event. ;)
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    ProSoft specifically disclaims the ability to recover OSX files that have been trashed and deleted -- OSX overwrites the drive sectors quite rapidly. Turn the drive off and don't use it until you are ready to attempt recovery. Te more you use the drive, the worse your chances get.
  7. blink12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005
    i tried recovering once like 6 months ago

    i tried recovering with that binary biz **** once but i never like USED IT becuase i know its just smart to keep it off till i find a ANSWER cause i wanna use the drive but i want the stuff back

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