retrieve data from formatted HDD

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  1. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    need an app like Recuva (for windows) that i can use on Mavericks to retrieve data from a formatted HDD.

    HDD was originally Mac OS Journaled, and is now FAT32.
    HDD hasn't been touched since it was formatted.

    any suggestions?
    i assume i can't use Recuva in windows as the original format was Mac Journaled?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can always try it and see, if Recuva can recover data from HFS+ formatted HDDs.

    There are Mac OS X applications like DataRescue though to help ya.
     
  3. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    should also say that i'd prefer the tool to be free :D
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Of course you prefer that.

    Advanced Search or MRoogle can help you find hundreds of threads with similar requests while you wait for those free answers, as I do not have the name of such a tool accessible in my feeble brain right now, but there is.
     
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    If life gets critical for you, and your data is valuable to you, there's always http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com

    That service will not be free, but if anyone can do the recovery, they will...
     
  6. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Simply stated, there are no "free" (and easy-to-use) data recovery apps on the Mac. They don't exist.

    There is an app that can do Mac data recovery that -is- free, but it IS NOT easy-to-use...
     
  8. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    which is?
     
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    Is there a Time Machine backup from when the disk was OS 10?
     
  11. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no. it wasn't used as a primary drive.
    it's an external USB drive that was used to data transfer.
     
  12. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that couldn't see the mac partition that used to be there.
    only the FAT32 partition.

    tried Disk Drill and that could see all the files on the mac partition, but the free version doesn't let you recover anything by the looks of it.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP wrote above:
    ll tried Disk Drill and that could see all the files on the mac partition, but the free version doesn't let you recover anything by the looks of it. ]]

    As I stated previously, there are no free data recovery apps on the Mac that are easy to use.

    If you want "easy", you have to pay.
     
  14. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i never stated it had to be easy.
    the app you linked to, i ran it, used the deep scan, but it only detected fat32 partitions, it did not find the previous mac partition.

    i can use windows apps too, assuming they can recover from mac partitions.
    recuva couldn't though.
     

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