I need a recovery program asap!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by superspiffy, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    I need a program, preferably free, that can retrieve deleted files and folders (beyond Trash). My "Pictures" folder suddenly disappeared taking with it iPhoto's and Photo Booth's libraries!
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Stop using your computer now. Shut it down. Every single thing you do may be overwriting some of your data. Go and get on another computer now.

    Done that? Good?

    Now download your choice of recovery program. I suggest FileSalvage. It's saved my ass in the past...
  3. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I like Data Rescue II. It's a bit pricey, though.

    And what the person above said. Shut down NOW and get on another computer, or AT LEAST on another boot drive/partition (and immediately eject the partition/drive with the deleted data on it).
  4. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    thanks for the help guys. i tried FileSalvage but I don't think it's what I hoped for. I used it but I couldn't locate the .xml, .data, .iphoto, etc... files that were essential in preserving my previous iPhoto library. I need the entire "Pictures" folder intact is what I'm trying to say. That's the folder that magically vanished from my computer and caused this great pain. FileSalvage found a lot of picture files though, but I already have the originals backed up to another external. I only needed the files that would tell iPhoto how I've organized and tagged those pictures, else I have to import every picture I have (in the thousands) and add those tags and comments and categorization fields to every one of them again, which is how it's starting to look like now.

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