Recovery Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davsot, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. davsot macrumors newbie

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    oes anyone know what Mac program I can use to recover my .avi and DivX files from my MS-DOS formatted disk?
     
  2. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    assuming you have no backups (otherwise use them), I suggest Data Rescue II. They also have a demo available so you can check if you can recover the files at all.

    /Rupert
     
  3. davsot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Been there, done that

    I already bought that program. It doesn't scan for .avi a DivX. Know any that do?
     
  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    What happens if you do a Quick Scan / Thorough Scan?

    As far as I know, you can only specify certain file types, once the result list is complete.

    /Rupert
     
  5. davsot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quikskanthorow

    Quick scan: nothing
    Thorough: Everything in specifics, but no .avi or DivX:confused:
     
  6. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... Did you use the drive in between for anything? Maybe your data got overwritten already.

    Furthermore, what you always have to consider, is that you try to recover deleted data. While Data Rescue is good in doing so, it's not perfect.

    Only option left is to send it off to a (very expensive) data recovery service.
    I hate to break this to you...

    /Rupert
     
  7. davsot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about Windows

    If I'm planning on taking it elsewhere I might as well try a Windows program right?
     
  8. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    of course you can give a Windows program a shot. But I don't know any good Windows applications for that purpose. A quick Google search turns up, what seems to be a lot of crap. You better let somebody recommend you something.

    Please tell me, if you are successful.

    Good luck.
    /Rupert
     
  9. davsot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I meant

    Yeah, that was my question. Because, like you said a goog search does turn up crap. :S Anyone know any good windows recovery programs? (read thread for more info)
     
  10. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    As this is a forum is populated with a majority of Mac users, you're probably better of asking for help in a PC forum...

    /Rupert
     

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