Just erased hard drive, can I recover files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PhazonUK, May 18, 2011.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    I just wiped a 500GB hard drive about 2 minutes ago, then remembered there was something on there I needed. Is there any way that I can view the files?

    I initially set it to zero out any data but skipped it after a few minutes because I remember the files I needed.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Try Data Rescue III (...or whatever version they're on now).
     
  3. applemagic123 macrumors regular

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    Sure you can, as long as the data has not been written over....just fork out about a thousand bucks! Good luck!
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    More like $100 + cost of an external drive (using Data Rescue III as the poster above you suggested).

    I strongly recommend Data Rescue III as well, it's the only program I've seen reliably recover data in those types of situations.

    jW
     

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