Looking for File Recovery Software. File has been corrupted.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Glumpfner, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Glumpfner macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    I've been playing Zelda on the SNES9x emulator for the past weeks. Today my MacBook Pro crashed and with it, it has corrupted the entire save file for the game.

    Unfortunately I don't have TimeMachine on my MacBook.

    Can anyone recommend a software that can recover overwritten files?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If the file was overwritten I see no way to recover it. Correcting a corrupted file usually requires deep knowledge of the specific file.
     
  3. Glumpfner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I am not looking to fix the corrupt file, I am looking to recover an old version of the file.

    I normally save the game once a day after I played 2-3 hours. So if it would be possible to recover a version of the file that is 2-3 days old I wouldn't mind.
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If the save file has the same name every time you save it you are pretty much out of luck.

    programs like data rescue recover files that have simply been deleted, not overwritten.
     

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