In need of major help with macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by T3ch, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. T3ch macrumors newbie

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    ok well i had my macbook triple booted lion snow leopard and xp but xp was giving me sum problems so i was installing windows 7 without bootcamp and i was on the blue screen on windows to partition and accidentally deleted all my partitions and now i get the flashing folder and now im using my external drive to fix it all but my internal drive wont mount is there a way i can fix my accident because i really need my lion and snow leopard partitions back intact how they were if anyone can help please i appreciate it thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you erased the partitions, they are gone now. You can recover data though, if you want.
    Does the internal HDD show up in Disk Utility?
     
  3. T3ch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And do you want to recover data from that HDD, or is your backup sufficient enough?
     
  5. T3ch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I need all the data off I was hoping there was a way to restore everything back to how it was
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Then:
    To retrieve files, that have been deleted and also been emptied from the Trash or accidentally formatted, you can use
    Data Rescue 3 (trial lets you scan the HDD and see, if data is recoverable, but to actually recover files, you need to buy the full version for 99 USD) or
    FileSalvage (trial lets you scan the HDD and see, if data is recoverable, but to actually recover files, you need to buy the full version for 89.95 USD).
    DiskDrill - lets you recover data from HFS/HFS+, FAT, NTFS & other file systems right on your Mac., for free.​

    Also know, that you should immediately stop any writing processes to the actual HDD. If it is the same HDD as the one your operating system (OS) resides on, it is better to use an external HDD with Mac OS X on to boot from and install Data Rescue or FileSalvage onto to scan the HDD from which the data has been accidentally deleted.
     
  7. T3ch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
     
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