Formatted Drive - Need files!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tullsy, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Tullsy macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2010
    So, I did the one thing that every does once in their lifetime... got fed up with their machine and decided to reformat the drive. However, unlike most people, this wasn't carefully thought out and calculated, it was forced, rushed and hasty and I ended up losing some files that I really need back.

    That's why I'm here. After Googling, it's become apparent that those files aren't necessarily gone... they are just ... not there (?) - I'm not sure, I'm tech saavy, but not that tech saavy.

    In any case, is there anything I can do to get those back? I really really really need them...
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    There are programs out there that may work, but it becomes extremely hard if you have formatted, then written a new OS over that format.

    If not, then look up 'Recover Files - Formatted HDD - OS X" There should be several solutions.

    Here are a few I found

    Also look for FileSalvage for OS X, and maybe dd_rescue and ddrescue.

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