Messed up drive, need recovery help.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cowm007, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. cowm007 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2005
    A friends PowerBook just went belly up so I offered to fix it. I replaced the HD which I knew was the culprit and the laptop is back online. However, I've been trying to recover the files from the old HD and I'm having issues with it. Disk Utility claims the disk is fine, and I can browse through the drive hierarchy most of the time. However when I try to copy files, it'll get stuck often, and sometimes it'll freeze while navigating the drive.

    I'd like to recover as many files as possible, but it's a pain when I copy a wrong file and it stops responding. Is there any software that might let me recover the most files I can from that disk? Something that might recognize an unreadable file and just skip it? Even some terminal commands would be nice. Thanks.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I don't know of an app that does what you're asking. However, I find the best way to get data from a failing drive is to cool it down, take your time and extract smaller bunches of files. God luck. :)

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