Data recovery typically implies that data is lost by deletion, encryption or hardware error.

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Recover accidentally deleted Time Machine snapshot

I was running out of space on my external Time Machine volume and has the clever idea of removing all but the latest snapshot using the command line. sudo tmutil delete snapshot Unfortunately I ...
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Where can I find SArtFile.bin for 10.6.8?

I tried to modify my SArtFile.bin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but now it is corrupted and it won't let me reinstall OS X. Where can I find a copy of this file? SArtfile.bin is located at: ...
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How do I get my iPhone's entire text history, accessible from my computer?

I did this successfully some time ago by (i believe) finding the place where they were all stored in my iPhone backups and using an application to read the files. They were all there, in one place -- ...
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Using A Windows PC To Recover User Data From HFS Drive (dead Macbook)

I'm a Windows guy. I've worked with Macs at times over the years as an IT guy, but they were always small parts of my environments and this is a new challenge for me. A friend's Macbook is dead. Old, ...
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How can I recover data from a hard drive formatted by accident? [duplicate]

I had been using my external hard drive on PC and had some data stored on it which I did not back up. Later I connected the drive on MAC and it automatically changed the drive's format to MAC ...
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Retrieve data after deleting from Trash in OS X

I deleted some important data mistakenly from Trash but I need to retrieve it asap. Is there any way to retrieve it either in Terminal or manually?
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Notes.app - how to access history?

Since notes.app seems to accrue a "rolling history" of data and doesn't automatically save out versions of your files to disk in any reasonable way (date stamped, etc), I was wondering if anyone knows ...
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Want to duplicate master sector 0 and partition tables on external drive

I have a theater system using a Mac Mini running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It has two RAID 0 external drives connected that store my movies and TV shows. The system shut down during a storm and ...
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WD HDD physically damaged, what can I use to recover the data on OSX? [duplicate]

I have a physically damaged HDD that can still be detected by disk utility, but I cannot access the files inside. I tried using Data Rescue 3 but the UI was very clunky and I always end up having to ...
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iphone 4 pics recovery [duplicate]

Is there any way to recover pics after: iphone 4 dropped in a pool, replaced battery, will not power up, tried to restore with Itunes, isn't recognized after restore?
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Possible to Recover Files from Remote Volume?

Is there any software that will allow you to recover files from a remote volume? I have a NAS, and one of its volumes lost all its files. I can't just plug the NAS into a computer so I need to be able ...
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Is it possible to recover a lost stickies note?

I use Stickies very much, and some of them are very lengthy and important to me. Suddenly I lost a sticky which contained crucial information I need to recover. I don't know why it doesn't appear ...
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Any Way to Retrieve iPhoto pics from Time Machine deleted backups?

I'm feeling a little tearful here. I accidentally neglected to back up properly and Time Machine deleted older backups that contained all my sons photos from infancy. Is there any at all to recover ...
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How do I restore files accidentally deleted by the move operation in finder?

I’m using Mavericks Suppose we have the folder /a/photos which contains /a/photos/jan /a/photos/feb And we have /b/photos which contains /b/photos/mar In the command prompt, if we write mv ...
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After strange startup issues TimeMachine/Migration not working properly, some data seems to be lost

since I couldn't find a solution for this problem I hope somebody of you may have one: When I was in holiday 2 weeks ago and repeatedly tried to boot my MacBook Pro 15" (2012, DIY Fusion, FileVault 2 ...
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External Hard Drive died – How do I recover those files from Time Machine?

My external hard drive, which I was backing up with Time Machine, finally died. I want to retrieve some of those files, but when I go into Time Machine I can't navigate to those files because Time ...
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Apple support, mac with unencrypted drive

Because of an incident happened a few days ago, I'll have to bring my MacBook Pro to an Apple Store to get it repaired. Problem: Even though automatic logins are disabled, and to access the computer ...
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Where do applications store local settings?

Where does OS X store local settings for applications such as license keys, Skype favorite contacts, etc. Yesterday I was troubleshooting an issue with an Apple rep and he had me delete a bunch of ...
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Raid 0 - Why am I constantly losing data?

I have a Mediasonic 4 bay drive enclosure like this with four 3TB Toshiba HDD's attached to my hackintosh machine. The drives are in a RAID 0 configuration setup with Disk Utility. I've had this ...
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iMovie 10 Project Lost

I created a new iMovie 10 project and there was no option to associate it with an event when I created it, which there is when I create one now. I have not updated iMovie since I created the project. ...
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How do I make my USB pen drive writable?

My pen drive is currently read-only, how can I change this?
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Recovery of Deleted Partition That Has Been Partially Overwritten

I refer to How to recover a deleted/replaced HFS+ partition from external drive?, which provides an easy way to recover partitions that have been deleted but are still intact. I have a harddrive ...
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how to expand bootcamp boot partition to previously existed NTFS data partition

Some time ago I've partitioned my disk using this scheme: shrinked OS X partition, created NTFS data partition for Windows, then installed Windows on Bootcamp partition. Recently I installed ...
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How to restore a deleted HFS+ partition table?

I have an external 2TB hard drive with one HFS+ partition, and accidentally dd'ed over the first ~500 MB of it. I have carelessly placed some new partitions in an attempt to repair it, because I had ...
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Recover images from iPhone - creating image

I am following the steps from this site to recover deleted images from iPhone (I've tried other softwares, nothing has worked so far). When I follow these steps, at the end I get the iphone.img file, ...
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Mac Pro crashed and wants to recover files on hard drive

I have a Mac Pro and the motherboard is damaged and I'm trying to retrieve the files from the hard disk on my Windows 7 desktop. Can anyone tell me what software i can use? Windows 7 cannot read HFS+ ...
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XServe 10.6.8 with Fusion R800 Raid. Raid shows as fully functional, but Xserve doesn't see partition

I have a Sonnet Fusion R800 RAID array with 8x3TB drives in it. The unit recently had a strange issue with the power supply that has since been addressed. Once the unit was able to power back on, the ...
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Accidentally almost deleted iPhoto library

I was emptying out folders and deleting unnecessary items and as I went to my pictures folder I simply just dragged everything to the trash not knowing that my whole iPhoto library was there. When I ...
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All user-related data gone

My Mac crashed yesterday, no idea why. Now in the morning Google Drive asked me to enter a login and pass and refused to use the already existing GD folder. Then I've noticed that CyberDuck's ...
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Is there a way to recover an older version of my iPhoto database?

I tried uploading a photo from iPhoto to Facebook and the upload failed. I tried again, and it appeared to fail. Blaming my internet connection, I tried again. The upload worked. Then I took a look at ...
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Files, photos and videos missing in ipad air

I have lost my files in notes.app and lost my photos and videos which were transferred from my iPhone 5 to iPad Air. Can I recover them?
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Can't accees a NAS (LaCie type) external drive after booting from a USB

I would like to make a dmg image of my drive and store it in a NAS drive - one that is accessed only via the local network. When working normally, I can access the drive, but I am not allowed by the ...
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I lost my data on iPad 2 [duplicate]

I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 7. It blocked and asked me to plug it to iTunes. I did connect it to computer then I was asked to restore the iPad. I am afraid I lost all my data and I don't have the ...
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How to reset OS X 10.8 to boot?

I ran the dd command on /dev/rdisk1 and now OS X is not starting. Is it possible to recover the OS? I have access to recovery mode, but Disk Utility says that the disk is fine.
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Lost Mail when removed pop account to re-add as imap account

I removed an mail account from the mail application because it was configured as pop and had to be imap. Now I have lost my mail which was stored locally. I have read about iskysoft data recovery, but ...
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how to retrieve deleted voice memos from iphone?

I recorded a 32 minute voice memo on my iPhone (iOS7) and when I clicked "stop" I was prompted to give the memo a name. I named it and then I clicked "done." It ended up saving it as a NEW memo (0 ...
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Single-user mode, data recovery, mount usb

I have a crashed hard drive. I had no luck with a USB to SATA using MacDrive Pro. I can get the drive to drop into shell with single user mode when I boot the drive. Can I mount a USB drive or ...
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Is it possible to restore songs from an iPod to iTunes?

I have a 160 GB iPod Classic and a Windows 7 desktop with iTunes containing roughly about 13,000 songs. My external hard drive containing all the songs crashed but I managed as long as all the songs' ...
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How to recover an outgoing message?

Whilst sending a large email that seemed to be stuck in my Mail outbox, I accidentally removed the Exchange account it was sending from the Mail.app account list. The email is now not present in ...
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how do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer because of hardware failure?

Is it possible to transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer if my hardware failed but the hard disk is ok? Thanks!
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How can I copy data from an external HDD that is about to fail?

I have an external HDD that is about to fail. I want to copy as much as I can to a new external HDD before it completely dies. I've been able to start copying files for a few minutes before the drive ...
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time machine recover from specific sparsbundle

My time machine has three sparsebundles. Obviously something wen wrong long time ago. I am also missing files for a while and most probably they are in the oldest sparsebundle. How do I access a ...
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Recovering iPhone 3GS on iOS 6

My precious iPhone 3GS which I've treasured for four years has finally had its first "issue". I decided yesterday to finally get rid of the update available indication (the "1" badge) that's been ...
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Recovering files from Time Machine backup disk after wrong dd

I made a horrible mistake: I ran dd on an external hard drive, that was the Time Machine backup storage, to make it bootable. After a few seconds I cancelled the command, but the hard drive is shaped ...
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Restoring a .sparsebundle

I have a corrupt drive with old FileVault encrypted home directory (a .sparsebundle). Repairing the disk dumps (most of?) the former bands/ directory into lost+found. Here I hit a bit of a roadblock. ...
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Copying files from a failing drive

I have a 2008 iMac in which the drive is failing. SMART status seems ok although AHT reported 4hdd/11/40000000 SATA (0,0) which is the code for disk failure AFAIK. Normal boot fails, Firewire target ...
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How can I restore deleted contacts from iPhone 4s?

My wife and I both have 4s models and we both downloaded iOS 7 and now we have all contacts (hers and mine) on both phones. I started to delete some of hers on my phone and it deleted the same ...
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How can I recover files from an iPod classic (when using as a hard disk) after reformatting?

Recently, my 120 GB iPod classic was not being recognised by my MacBook and kept prompting to reformat. I have done this many times before but make it a conscious effort to back up my files before I ...
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How to fix a corrupted .txt file

After my hard drive was formatted by a mistake, I used a data rescue software to recover some files, but when I tried to open my notes and bookmarks files, it just showed weird characters like these ...
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How to restore iPhone contacts lost after an app crash?

After a crash/reboot I lost all contacts on my iPhone. I have an iTunes backup, but it is several months old. The iPhone was set to sync with my Windows Contacts list, but it also appears to not ...