Recovering data

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rainman::|:|, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    So, I have an old Macbook with my entire iTunes library, something like 40gb. Something went terribly wrong with the hard drive, I recovered my "essential" files onto my new Macbook, and almost all is well.

    My old iTunes library is apparently sitting on several bad blocks in the old hard drive. Any method I try to copy it won't work. Not Finder "copy" or UNIX "mvdir". Not even Carbon Copy Cloner.

    What program or method can continue copying and log failures for me? It's only a few dozen songs out of the many thousand in my library that are corrupt, I'd just like a list of them so I can replace the damaged files. But any method I try will STOP copying if it encounters a disk error, not continue.

    Does anyone know how to copy the data while logging errors?
     
  2. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    I heartily recommend TestDisk as a first try for data recovery:

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    Pulled off some work stuff from a dead HD and have had a generally positive experience (it's not a pretty program though!).
     
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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