Recover data from initialised hard drive in 10.1

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  1. spriter macrumors 65816

    spriter

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    No joke... and I can't think of any software from that far back.

    A friend emailed last night saying he had a drive that had been 'acidentally formatted' :rolleyes: (that's a lot of accidental mouse clicks if you ask me), that it took 2 seconds to format so it should have not actually wiped any data on there.

    I've used Disk Warrior in other circumstances but never tried on an initialised drive. Nor would I know how to get a copy of such old software.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what software from that time might recover the data?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Is this the boot drive that was formatted? Does your friend also have OS 9? What sort of system is he running?
     
  3. spriter thread starter macrumors 65816

    spriter

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    Hi BlueRevolution,

    No OS9, it's not the boot drive, an additional internal drive that just had data on it.

    Thanks.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Data Rescue II is the way to go, but I don't think it'll run on a system that old. Free download trial, though, so it's easy to find out.

    Frankly your friend is probably better off getting it to someone with a newer computer to run DRII on it and hope for the best.
     

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