Recover files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Beachguy, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    I had just rebuilt my MBP (2012) when the computer locked up completely. The partition seems to be screwed up. I had not backed it up yet, but I did have some new things on it I would like to recover as opposed to using my old backup.

    I can see the drive structure in the disk utility when I boot into recovery mode but I cannot figure out how to move the directories from the Mac to the external hard drive. I am missing out somewhere on a step or two (or three... four...)

    Pointers, anyone?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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  3. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    I'll check both links.

    But with a crewed up partition table, will I still be able to read it normally?
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    Take the problem drive OUT OF the Macbook.

    Mount it in either:
    - a USB enclosure
    - a USB/SATA dock
    - a USB/SATA dongle adapter

    …. and connect to another Mac.

    What happens now?
     
  5. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here in Florida we had a little rain event so I was not able to follow up yet. Looks like it’ll be a few days…
     
  6. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Having gotten back to the adventure, I have the drive in a USB enclosure, connected to my MBA, and I can see it, but when I drop into the directories they are almost all empty. I'm letting Disk Warrior rebuild it.
     
  7. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    If DW can't rebuild it, your only solution may be DataRescue 4: https://www.prosofteng.com/downloads/

    I believe they a trial demo which will give you a list of recoverable files, but only allow you to recover one file without paying. Once you are convinced that DR4 will recover your file, you have to pay to get a serial number to unlock the product to recover the remaining files in the list.
     
  8. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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