Recovery help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mistermarty09, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. mistermarty09 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 2, 2011
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    Hey everyone I am trying to recover all my old information on my macbook pro because I did a reinstall of Leopard and it says I'm using 228.97 GB on the disk so I can't recover anything. I did the re-installation on the same hard drive I have the information on. It says my format is a Mac OS Extended (journaled) :confused:
    Help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
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    "Hey everyone I am trying to recover all my old information on my macbook pro because I did a reinstall of Leopard and it says I'm using 228.97 GB on the disk so I can't recover anything. I did the re-installation on the same hard drive I have the information on."

    What are you trying to recover?

    Items from your old "home" folder?

    Suggestion:
    You need some kind of external drive for some extra "room".

    Can you spare about $20-25? Then get one of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=usb+sata+dock&x=0&y=0
    (many items shown, they all work the same, pick one you like that's cheap)

    Then, get a "bare" hard drive from the vendor of your choice. I like Seagate drives from newegg.com.

    Put the drive into the dock, hook it up and turn it on, and use Disk Utility to initialize it.

    Now you have plenty of room if you actually have to do some "file recovery"....
     

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