I have a broken Macbook Pro HDD with two partitions on it: OS X and Bootcamp. I need to take some files from both partitions:

  • the HDD is now mounted to another PC via. SATA adapter
  • Windows sees the HDD but i can't access it. For example, I can't format it
  • With gparted, it says that there's no filesystem, nor allocated space
  • I tried CloneZilla, but since there's no filesystem, it can't copy anything
  • I tried testdisk and photorec without luck
  • I tried fdisk and superbloack options with Linux without luck

Now, I don't know if I have to format it and try to recover the files I need, is there a way to repair?

  • You might need to install some app to make windows be able to read and write Mac OS X format. Once you have done that, would it be possible to fix the mac's boot? Or is the damage more extensive? – John K May 18 '15 at 10:15
  1. you can try to connect you HDD to another mac.
  2. you can create full copy of this disk via dd vith noerror parameter
  3. If you use windows you cat use Ext2Read for access to linux partition.
  • 1. yeah i still have to try this option 2. how i it ? 3. the bootcamp partition has windows installed, i´m trying to use linux to access it – dori4n May 18 '15 at 9:55
  • 1. ok 2. you can connect two disk to linux PC: broken disk and new disk, and clone broken disk to new: link. – zombi_man May 18 '15 at 13:06
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    if you do not break the partition table, you connect the new drive into the notebook and everything will work. – zombi_man May 18 '15 at 13:08

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