Restore program for MAC HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hcandersson, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. hcandersson macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    I did a classic misstake and I erased the wrong partition.
    In disk utility I erased a fat 32 partition to Mac os extended. It chose the fast erase and that option should not erase the date on the HD.

    I have tried to restore with stellar phoenix data recover but it only finds a small amount on what was on the HD from the beginning.

    Is there a better restore program ?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I'm a little bit confused. What exactly did you erase?

    A FAT32 (MS-DOS) partition? Or the Macintosh HD (MAC HD in your thread title)?

    If it is the former (FAT32) and you now formatted it with HFS+ (Mac OS Extended), I don't know if Data Rescue 3 might be of help, but if it is the latter, Data Rescue 3 can help.
  3. lannister80 macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2009
    He reformatted a FAT partition into a HFS partition, so the data on the drive is still in FAT format.

    Give Foremost a shot, it just looks for raw headers and footers (aka "data carving"). Might do the trick:

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