Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery freezes

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SenpaiSkidz, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. SenpaiSkidz macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!
    So some time a couple of nights ago, I was screwing around with my old PowerBook G4, a 12" 1.5GHz. I thought it'd be a great idea to throw a fresh install of 10.5 on there. No problem, nothing worth keeping on the hard drive anyway. So I needed to target disk my Mac Mini with the 10.5 install disc in there to get it going, the disc drive in the PowerBook is long dead. So upon reaching disc utility, I go ahead and wipe the hard drive and begin installing. That's when I realised. I wiped the Mac Mini's hard drive instead of the PowerBook. So now using the PowerBook with 10.4 installed, I used Stellar Phoenix data recovery 6.0.0.1 to try to piece together my files (some of which go back to 2007). Amazingly, they're all seemingly still there. One problem though. In Stellar Phoenix, every time I try to tick a folder for recovery, I hear the hard drive in my PowerBook start to access a lot (a lot of ticking) and the computer beachballs, so far this has happened about six times now and each time I had to force quit the application.

    Any suggestions for what to do here? I feel as if I'm super close to getting back my old stuff, but just not quite there.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Try Diskwarrior and see if you can recover your files that way.
     
  3. SenpaiSkidz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried diskwarrior, I don't seem to recall a way to recover from a formatted disk, unless I overlooked something, which could be possible.
     
  4. SenpaiSkidz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    image.jpeg Just getting back to this now. Figured out that I simply wasn't leaving it long enough. It took my little PowerBook an hour and a half to select the entire drive for recovery. Once it did this, it then took a little while to select the destination for the recovered files.

    To conclude, the key with Stellar Phoenix is just patience. Be really... Really patient. It pays off. It's good software. Now recovering my files for the last 9 hours and it almost seems to be about complete.
     

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