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

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Macintosh HD missing after failed catalog btree rebuilding

There is an I/O error in the hard disk in my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and as I start it up, a progress bar fills up and then it shuts down on its own. I attempted to recover the files in ...
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HD failure - recovery possible if system can't see drive?

I've got a 2.5" SATA HD in an enclosure, plugged into a Mac Pro (trying to see if I can use Data Rescue II to recover anything). Unfortunately, my system is not seeing the disk, either in Disk ...
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Is there a way to recover a disk when File Vault is used?

I'm trying to restore a crashed hard drive. Using Softtote Data Recovery for Mac, I have recovered 8000+ files. I can't use any of them. Brainstorming with the user, he forgot that he has File Vault ...
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OSX partitions wiped by NAS RAID

So I messed up when I thought it would be a good idea to stick some hard drives into my NAS. It's now changed the partition table to a RAID0 one and my data has vanished. What are my best chances of ...
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Trouble transferring pictures from an iPhone 3GS to PC

I had dropped my iPhone 3GS and the left bottom corner of the screen had cracked. Now the touch screen nor home button work. I'm able to charge the iPhone with my USB charger but am not able to do ...
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My external hard drive has been formatted. No backup on Time Machine. How can I recover my files?

I lent my hard drive to a friend and he has formatted it as he couldn't get his PC to recognise it. I have no Time Machine backUp. Is there any way of recovering this data?
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Find and remove all photos below a certain size threshhold

So, I had a relative's hard drive collapse, and I've used photorec to look for the most obvious files to retain (fortunately they only had pictures on the computer, everything else was cloud-synced, ...
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How can I recover lost files from iPad on Mac? [duplicate]

I have stored many videos, contacts, notes, music files and more on my iPad. Unfortunately, I lost my some files on it owing to my wrong operation. Now I am looking for the ways how to get them back ...
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Recover a deleted encrypted partition?

As my previous external HDD threw some disturbing SMART Warnings, I bought a new Hard Drive. It arrived earlier today, I formatted it and made some backups onto it at it has more space and I wanted to ...
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Restoring data from iPad to new Mac after old Mac died

My wife's Mac died. We sent the hard drive to a data recovery service, but the platters are damaged beyond repair or recovery, nor do we have a usable backup. Now she has a new Mac. Her iPad 1 (iOS ...
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Can I recover a deleted video from the iPhone 4S camera roll?

So I blundered this morning. Had a cute video of my daughter on Easter, then I accidentally deleted when I was trying to show people (its amazing how a simple finger swipe can cause so much damage!). ...
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iPhone 4 needs to restored, but I am concerned about losing photos

My iPhone 4 suddenly turned off and won't turn back on. I've tried charging it, holding the home and top button and plugging it into my computer. Nothing is working. When I plugged it into my ...
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External hard drive unplugged while running iTunes…Corrupted files

I have nearly 2TB of Movies and TV Shows copied to iTunes on an external hard drive. Last night, I was unplugging a cord behind my desk and I accidentally unplugged my HD. Well, when I plugged it back ...
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unable to boot my Mac book after file vault 2 activation

after activation of file vault 2 I am unable to boot my computer, the apple sign turns into a prohibitory sign with a spinning circle beneath it , that spins forever. I really need the data on this ...
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What are some good data recovery programs to try on an SD card?

My friend imported a bunch of videos from his GoPro into iPhoto and foolishly let iPhoto delete upon successful import. He claims that iPhoto then quit unexpectedly and all of the videos are gone. My ...
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Mount network volume as local drive for data recovery

Is it possible to mount a network volume so it's seen by OS X and data recovery tools as a local drive? Or are there any data recovery tools on OS X that work with network volumes? I'm using OS X ...
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Recover iPhone backup manually from iCloud

I had the misfortune of a stolen iPhone 4 a few months ago. In the interim I've decided not to get a new iPhone. I can view my iCloud storage page and see there is a 1GB file there. There are random ...
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What are next steps when fsck reports “could not be repaired after 3 attempts”?

My Mac Book Pro 13.-" doesn´t get past the grey booting screen with the apple and the spinning wheel (The loading bar appears but when it´s done nothing happens) I have 220 GB in one single ...
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Single User Mode can´t repair my HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are next steps when fsck reports “could not be repaired after 3 attempts”? Hi Guys I hope someone can save me!!! I´m so stupid that I don´t have a backup of my ...
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Fixing up a HFS+ filesystem enough to rescue some files

I have a HFS+ formatted drive that just died on me. I have a back up but it's a about a week old. Unfortunately, I have a few files that I've changed and added since then that I would like to rescue ...
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Recover partition from NTFS drive with folder structure

I ran disk utility and looked for errors on a NTFS drive that was working fine but had been ejected abruptly after the computer was forced to shut down. After that a bunch of errors just appeared in ...
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Find original filename after Data Rescue recovery

Recently, I lost 1,7TB on videofiles on my external hard drive. A terrible loss since it took me many evenings categorising all this data. With a deep-scan with DataRescue 3, I was able to recover ...
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How can I delete everything from my MacBook Pro before selling it?

I have a Mac that runs Snow Leopard and I intend to upgrade it to Mountain Lion and sell it on ebay. However, I only have one hard-drive, and I'm sure I can't use something in my OS to delete my OS ...
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How can I recover an unresponding application without quitting?

I've just run a very long Matlab simulation on my Mac Book Air. It uses Mac OSX. The simulation has practically finished, but seconds before the end, Matlab appeared in the activity monitor as not ...
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Can't find Excel 2011 Auto-recovered spreadsheet

Yesterday morning my colleagues Excel 2011 (on Mac OSX 10.8) crashed. He reopened Excel and was asked if he wanted to recover the previous document. Yes, he said and then got a document named ...
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What do I need to read/recover data from the hard drive of an Apple II CX?

My father bought an Apple Macintosh II CX in 1990 and it survived until 2010, when the main harddrive broke down and despite trying multiple times, booting from floppy disks failed for an unknown ...
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Outlook 2011: Added an Exchange profile, lost previous profile data

A friend of mine wanted to use an Exchange account additionally to his normal profile (POP3 email, calendar etc.) in Outlook 2011. He said he just added and configured the profile. When he re-openend ...
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iCloud sync keeps deleting my information!

Ever since I started syncing my Contacts and Calendars on my Mac with iCloud, I've noticed that stuff sporadically disappears. I've had to re-add an event to my Calendar 3 times now, and many of my ...
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Are .apple files potentially synonymous (or a wrapper to) .dmg files?

We lost a .dmg file on an harddrive. Our tech guy was able to recover files from the drive but not one of them is a .dmg file. But they are a lot of .apple file. Can the .dmg file we are looking for ...
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Recovering data off of a dead hard drive

My hard drive died in my macbook and it no longer will start up. It will not mount in an external enclosure but disk utility is still reading that the hard drive is there, and I tried to repair disk ...
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I repartitioned my harddrive while installing Windows 8 and lost my OS X installation, can I get it back?

I tried to install Windows 8 on my MacBook using Boot Camp. Because the normal installer did not recognize the partition that was made by Boot Camp, I opened up the command promt and ran DISKPART. I ...
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Missing Time Machine Files caused by FSEvents Failure?

I recently did a clean install/upgrade to Mac OS 10.8.2. I did a final update of my ongoing Time Machine Backup and verified Disk Integrity. After reinstalling and restoring my files, I have learned ...
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How can I recover notes missing from the Notes app?

I recently opened the Notes app and found that about a month's worth of notes are missing. There is a gap between August 5th and September 3rd. (This time period includes a note I wrote while in an ...
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Hard drive defect? Help me recover my music!

I've an old iPod Classic with 80 GB of Storage, suddenly it stopped showing any music. I can still access the files on it (with Windows Explorer). Copying all files is possible but it stops at a ...
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Locked iPod Touch, any options besides total system wipe

My 2 year old daughter goofed with my son's ipod touch and locked it out. The message says that he can try again in 22,566,234 minutes, which is a heck of a long time. He is 8, and has lots of photos ...
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Data recovery on Lion with a disk that disk utilities cannot mount?

I ran iDefrag last night because my MBP was running sooooo slow. I barely ever use it and it has 300 GB of free space. I used to use OnyX to optimise the disks on Snow Leopard but I didn't see that ...
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How to recover 'Reminders' wiped out by Mountain Lion?

I had a large list of reminders in OSX (Mountain Lion) sync'd to iCloud (i.e. my iPhone). While editing the list on the Mac and trying to delete (not 'checkbox') one work item, I accidentally deleted ...
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fsck and Disk Utility won't repair Volume: invalid b-tree node size

I accidentally wrote some .iso data to a disk through dd by mistake. I cancelled the command after just 2 seconds but that was enough to wipe the first EFI partition (200MB) and a bit of the second ...
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Exact clone of HD

I managed to broke something on my iMac's internal HD. I have now done a successful restore using DiskDrill, but just in case I want to make an exact copy of the internal HD. Not just some partition, ...
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How to recover data from unreadable hard drive?

I have an 80GB Fujitsu 2.5" hard drive that died about a day ago and had nothing backed up. Is it possible to retrieve data off of it somehow.
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How to recover accidentally deleted data?

My data has been deleted accidentally don't know how it got deleted. Yesterday when I left office the folders where at proper place and when today morning I opened my Mac OS Lion 10.7.4. I found ...
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How to recover deleted data from erased hard drive?

So last night my wifes laptop died big time. I could only boot up in safe mode and clearing pram / smc wasn't helping so I decided to wipe the hard drive and install Mountain Lion. I booted it in safe ...
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How to restores files lost from application during upgrade of app

I had a lot of important files on my iPhone in an app called Documents Mobile Office. During upgrade of the application, the upgrade failed & the application does not reload. Hence I can't access ...
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How to recover deleted files from OS 10.5.8?

I'm not very experienced with Macs, so please pardon my mistakes. I'm assisting a coworker with a client of ours who recently let go of one of their employees, and in the resulting meeting the person ...
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Restore partition from merged partition

I accidently merged my BOOTCAMP and Mac OSX Partition via diskutil. Is there any way to recover my data from the Bootcamp partition?
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My Launchpad organization was reset with Mountain Lion. How can I recover it?

I had neatly sorted the applications in Launchpad when I was running Lion. But after upgrading to Mountain Lion, none of my custom folders are there any more, and it seems Launchpad is back to the ...
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How to copy files from an unbootable Mac?

My MacBook Pro (2008) will not boot, so I want to copy some files before reinstalling Lion. How do I do this from the Recovery disc?
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Recovering an accidentally deleted folder in OSX - no Time Machine or backup available

I am a longtime Windows user, recently switched to Mac. I replaced folder with another folder (they had the same name) thinking that OS X will merge the contents of both folders. But OS X deleted the ...
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How to recover a deleted/replaced HFS+ partition from external drive?

How do I recover a HFS Plus partition that somehow I've managed to delete or replace with a Linux command? I didn't do anything else, I mean, I didn't put any files or folders on the drive, so it is ...
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iMovie which was created & stored on my iPhone 4S is nowhere to be found on phone or iCloud

The problem: The iMovie that our son spent dozens of hours making and editing for his final 7th grade project- due June 4th is now missing from his iPhone! And unfortunately, a trip to the Genius ...