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

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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Can't unlock encrypted external drive with filevault (osx)

I formated my external drive on mavericks, and then on Lion, sometimes I had to wait some time to unlock the volume. Other times I had to do a disk repair and only after that OSx accepts my password ...
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Old phone cannot connect to computer, the “computer connection” icon appears on phone

I would like to get some pictures and audio out of an AT&T SGH-a687 phone onto my Mac computer. I first tried connecting it to a New PC Studio on a PC, but there was a problem after transfer 2 ...
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Any way to recover photos from a restored iPhone?

I accidentally restored my new iPhone 6+ (iOS 9), which didn't have iCloud enabled, from an old backup (iOS 8), with iCloud. My important photos seem to be gone now. Is there any way to recover ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recovery: OS X Yosemite can not mount NTFS partition but windows can mount it in 10 minutes

I have a Seagate GoFlex 2TB external HDD that stopped working one month ago. The head of this external disk seeks continuously and produces sounds even when it is not connected to the USB port. On OS ...
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How to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 5s?

I need to be able to retrieve some deleted text messages from my Daughters phone which were deleted approx. 1 week ago. I have had limited success by using an online service called TeenSafe which has ...
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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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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 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?
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Recover deleted filevault2 partition

I accidentally deleted my partition with my main OS. The partition is FileVault-encrypted. I formatted the hard drive while starting from an external OS X. I am using Mac OS X Yosemite. I still know ...
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Disk not recognized when plugging an external hard drive

Before I give up on my external hard drive, I wanted to give it a shot here. I was working on iMovie with the library being on an external hard drive. At some point during the editing of a project, ...
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I apparently have a defective hard drive

I noticed my Mac ticking like a clock and turned it off - it obviously hadn't switched off properly. When I reboot I get a flashing question mark, so I tried booting with ctrl+R. Computer does not ...
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Recovering a partition on a flash disk

The other day my 128gb flash stick refused to be recognised when I plugged it in, giving me a 'failed to initialize' error with options to format it or eject. This was particularly frustrating because ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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A Drobo, Time Machine, and lots of missing data

I have a Drobo connected to my Mac. It has been used for storing large video files, keepsakes and other miscellaneous data. I also use it as a Time Machine backup drive. Today, I went to look for ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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Data recovery/overwritten files?

I was troubleshooting how to install boost and came across a thread on stackoverflow that seemed to be about vaguely the same thing. I ran the terminal commands written in the thread, and realized ...
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File Recovery when Disk Space is not Reclaimed

I have a two disk system, Disk1 which contains OSX and Disk2 for misc files. I deleted the .Trash folder on Disk1, which I assumed would only affect files on Disk1, but must have had an effect on ...
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Mac OS X losing files on external drive

I've got a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.5, Windows 7 laptop and an external Seagate 1TB HDD (NTFS) which I use for storing files and backups, which I use with both laptops. Now one more time the ...
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How to recover deleted java file from emptied trash?

I have a Macbook Air running OS X Yosemite. Yesterday, I accidentally deleted my src file from an assignment that I had just completed that day and emptied the trash...when I opened eclipse again, it ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac

I have a problem: yesterday I installed Kali Linux 2.0 on my Macbook air (runs El Capitan). However, after managing to run it, and exiting it, i couldn't find Kali on my laptop anymore. I forgot to ...
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Restore RAID Mirror?

I had a 3TB mirror using Apple software RAID on Mavericks—the two disks are in a USB3 JBOD and the USB3 card in my Mac Pro only works with Mavericks or older. Last night I demoted one of the disks so ...
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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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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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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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Recovering photos after factory reset with old backup

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8.4. I was walking around Singapore, taking pictures. At some point, I take my iPhone out of my pocket to take another picture and to my big surprise, it didn’t show my ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...