Help with lost files following OS installation

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tronicdude6, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. tronicdude6 macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I have a late '06 iMac "24 and it came with Tiger. I "upgraded" to snow leopard a few months ago and everything was slow. So today I found the old tiger installation disks and installed Tiger. I want to keep Tiger but here is the thing. Everything is GONE. Documents, Photos, Music, everything. This is the family computer. I NEED the info back. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!



    btw I want to keep Tiger
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As you can't simply downgrade from 10.6 to 10.4, you have to Erase & Install Tiger onto Snow Leopard, meaning you delete all the data existing on the Mac OS X partition (including the data you now have lost).
    You could try data recovery software like Data Rescue or File Salvage. They let you scan for deleted data for free, and if you find something that is recoverable, you need to pay for it.
     
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