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

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Accidentally deleted files using GNU find -delete - how to recover?

I was playing around with OSX find and GNU find from findutils (v 4.4.2) package for learning purposes. GNU find has a -delete option, which is self-explanatory. What isn't, however, is that "Use of -...
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Rescue light red Time Machine backups after El Capitan Update

Here is my story: Oct 2: I have Yosemite Installed and configured Time Capsule taking regular backups. Oct 3: I update Yosemite to El Capitan El Capitan installation halts at 14% for 2hrs I force-...
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I accidentally removed way too many files with `rm -rf`. Anyway to recover?

While trying to move a git repository, I ran rm -rf desktop and wiped every file I had there. Normally this would not be that big of a deal since I use GitHub, but I had several hundred screenshots / ...
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How to get data from a iPhone with a non-working screen?

I dropped my old iPhone 5c and the screen is blank. The device turns on, vibrates, etc but I can't unlock it. I'd really like to get my pictures off of my old phone. I didn't save anything to iCloud ...
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Help finding lost music

I uploaded about 300 CDs to iTunes on my iMac. My computer was lost in a fire. I am trying to find my music from my new iPhone but can only find music purchases from iTunes. Did I lose them? If not,...
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Rebuild partition table on external HDD - not writable

I have an external hard drive formatted with 3 HFS+ partitions. To cut a long story short I had it connected to a Windows PC and accidentally started formatting the drive to NTFS. As soon as I ...
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How to recover from accidently diskpart'ing an OS X drive, destroying everything?

Ok, so, I just got my Mac back after 5 months in the repair shop. I went to install winblows 7 via Boot Camp Assistant, but was having issues. I went into diskpart, and not remembering how to use it, ...
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How to recover a shared (OS X-Win) FAT partition?

How can I recover a FAT partition originally created under OS X and used mainly from Bootcamp Windows which now looks as follows: OS X diskutility shows it in grey, as unmounted partition disk0s4 (...
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recover/restore files with specific extension from Time Machine with OSX

I would like to recover/restore only *.GIF files from my most recent backup. They were accidentally deleted from everywhere in My Computer instead of just the intended folder. I currently have only 6 ...
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Disappearing folder on Macbook Air

I have a few folders for uni projects in the documents section on my Mac. One of the folder containing most of my work, powerpoints, word documents and JPEG's has disappeared randomly. The other ...
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Force Closing Finder, Deleting Files, Recovering Said Files?

Okay. So long story short, I was working in Adobe Premiere yesterday and saved a video to my external hard drive and it ended up being over 1GB. I began to drag it to another folder and Finder crashes....
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How to recover files from the home directory that malware removed on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite?

Two days ago, somehow, my Mac running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 got infected by malware and it deleted almost all my files from my home directory. I have no idea how it happened (it wasn't because clicked ...
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Locked iPhone data recovery [duplicate]

I have an iPhone 4s and it is locked. I'm right now unable to use it. I googled and found out that I can restore using previous backup made using iTunes. I have some photos and contacts in my phone ...
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How to rescue light red Time Machine backups

Today I've been looking for deleted by mistake folder. Time machine should help me, right? But when I entered time machine (after multiple errors saying "Can't connect to a current Time Machine ...
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Resized a partition on a mac and it deleted all the data on it? HELP

Ok this is a really big mess i've found myself in. My mates Mac Pro running Lion x64 needs a clean out and i offered to do it whilst he's away. I used Disk Utility to resize his 4TB Archive Drive to ...
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I accidentally removed all files with “rm -rf *”. How can I recover?

I accidentially deleted every single file in my home folder of my Mac using rm -rf * in iTerms. I intended just to clear one folder, but clearly did not know what I was doing. Yes feel free to laugh, ...
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How do I recover my data/OS after accidentally writing over my main hard drive with an img file using dd? [duplicate]

I accidentally wrote over main hard drive with an img file using dd. This thread is the similar but my case is that I accidentally wrote my main hard drive. I have a late 2013 MBP 13" Retina 256GB ...
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Recover deleted .SKETCH files

I recently deleted some sketch files that I would like to try to get back if I can. I trashed them over a month ago, I used stellar phoenix to attempt to recover them, and it found the files. It did ...
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Mac mini hard drive recovery w/ encrypted partition

My Mac mini failed recently, and after taking it to the Apple store, they said it was the logic board that failed, and it would be $350ish to replace, which was not worth it to me, so I took it back. ...
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How to recover deleted voice memos from iphone 6

How can I get back my voice memos from iphone 6? I hope get your helps! Thank you!
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Recovering data from factory-reset iPad

I updated my iPad to iOS 8.3 and something or other failed, leading to a factory reset. I'd like to recover my files. I found a couple Windows tools that apparently can do that, but either they can't ...
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How to Recover Lost Media Files (Photos, Music, etc) from iPhone 6 Device [duplicate]

Do you know how to recover media files from iPhone 6? I lost my photos and music by some accident.
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Time Machine drive doesn't mount; exit code 8

My Time Machine backup disk is borked. Normally, I'd just reformat and re-run the backup, but that disk also has a folder of pictures separate from the Time Machine files that I need to recover. The ...
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recovering erased hard drive with Testdisk

Recently I have accidently erased my harddrive with all my old mac files on it, and I have been trying desperatley to get it back. I have tried EaseUS recovery program and it has found my files (...
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Does Mac keeps a history of all actions I have done with files/folders similar to terminal?

2 days ago I accidentally deleted my work folder which include many projects aI have worked on them for last 2 weeks and I didn't packed them up at all. I used Dr.Cleaner to clean up "un-wanted" ...
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Unable to recover files using The Sleuth Kit's tools on Mac OSX Mavericks

So I'm trying to learn The Sleuth Kit on different operating systems and file systems. I've previously successfully recovered files from NTFS (Win7) using TSK's tools. Now I'm trying the same on HFS+ ...
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How to recover NTFS volumes after accidentally formatting drive as JHFS+ volume?

I was reinstalling 10.9 Mavericks on my dual boot setup. I had 2 separate HDDs for 2 OS, both Hitachi 500 GB. But i accidentally formatted the Windows 8 HDD (NTFS) to Mac extended journaled. I had ...
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how to check if it is safe to delete iNode file (or how to inspect its contents)?

How do I check if it is safe to delete the following file? $ cd /lost+found/ $ file iNode44670523 iNode46670523: xar archive -version 1 Note: the date of the file indicates it is about 1 year old. ...
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How to use TestDisk to recover a formatted Time Machine drive

I bought a new portable drive to use as my Time Machine drive, but stupidly forgot to backup some files from the old Time Machine drive before I formatted it, and now I need to recover some files. I ...
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Can a disk's catalog directory be recovered after a Quick Erase?

A disk's data directory seems to me to be the most vulnerable Achilles's Heel to protecting data. With the 2 clicks of an accidental quick erase and format via Disk Utility, the roadmap to ...
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How do I recover a password from a custom disk?

I made a folder with some content into a disk image and assigned it a password. I unfortunately have forgotten the password and cant access it. Any work around solution to the problem?
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Recovering lost Swift Files

I was having problems with Xcode, the SourceKitService kept crashing, so I followed the advice in this SO answer: http://stackoverflow.com/a/26308922/1037617 To delete those files I opened up ...
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How can I retrieve the e-mail I was writing on my iPad?

On my iPad, I was writing an e-mail. I switched to Mail, and my e-mail in progress had the text “Chargement en cours…” (“Loading”) in grey instead of my text. I waited. To no avail. I have a backup ...
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Retrieve file from iPhone 4s in recovery mode (No backup)

I have an iPhone 4s that was updated without being backed up first and that contains a voice memo file for a school project that is due tomorrow. The update failed, although the cause isn't known. It ...
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Mac OSX 10.10 how to recover data

To my greatest stress I did following today sudo rm -rf * tmp/ instead of sudo rm -rf tmp/* from home folder. And ta-da everything is gone from my home directory. Unfortunately I dont have time ...
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Where is the clipboard stored in an iOS backup?

I have a recent backup of my iPad. Where can I find the clipboard in the backup ? I know that the clipboard is kept between restarts. So I think — and hope — that it is stored somewhere in backups.
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Macintosh HD disappeared from finder after “disk damaged and cannot be repaired”

I have a MacPro 13.3 Inch mid2011 with 500GB storage and recently while performing a Mac update, it froze and was still stuck on a grey screen even after multiple restart attempts. I finally tried ...
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I forgot security questions and rescue email [duplicate]

Recently I got some money in my Apple ID and a few years ago I made a rescue email ( which I forgot how to enter ) and put some security questions I forgot how to awnser and I cannot buy apps ,music ...
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Missing photos from iPhoto

Some of my photos disappeared from iPhoto recently. I did not delete them or format the hard drive. I have been a mac user since 2003 and am fully aware of the mac os and how it stores files. However ...
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Recover data from locked iPad

Here's the deal... I've an ipad that is locked after missing the lock key a few times. Now it is requesting to connect to iTunes but this iPad was never synced with the iTunes. I know i can restore ...
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where does windows store icloud drive files created from an iPad?

The MacOS stores icloud drive files locally in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Where does windows7 store icloud drive files by default? I had not customized the location while installing it in my ...
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How to access my Mac/my data when unable to login because of FileVault?

I restored my Mac to 10.6 since FileVault was not allowing me to log-in in Mavericks. However though I know the right password I'm getting an error trying to log-in. Now I don't have access to my Mac ...
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Deleted all Mac OS X internal hard drive partitions

I booted to a live Ubuntu USB, wanting to delete partitions on an SD card, and ended up deleting all my partitions on my MacBook Pro's internal hd. I have already tried gpart (which gets stuck at "...
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Recover data after reinstalling OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to recover photos and things alike from a MacBook after reinstalling the OS X. Like when you reinstall Windows there is the "Windows.old" folder and you can recover ...
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My NTFS formatted external Toshiba drive is unreadable since update to Yosemite OS X 10.10.1

My portable external Toshiba hard drive is now unreadable on my MacBook Pro early 2008 aluminum computer. Since updating to Yosemite OS X 10.10.1, I cannot recover my files stored as Time Machine ...
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How to recover TextEdit files?

I just quit TextEdit and forgot to save my files that I have been working on for 2 weeks. I'm about to cry. Please tell me how can I recover them?
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iPhone, is it possible to recover only one app from a backup?

The latest release of an app I love is completely buggy. Can I recover it from a backup without recovering everything else? My last backup is quite old :-(
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Accidentally wrote over external hard drive with an img file using dd

I had two partitions, one "clear" and one encrypted. Had my iPhoto library. On the encrypted partition. I am slightly panicking now. Any ideas on how to recover my data? Various relevant outputs;...
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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, ...