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 Seagate "FreeAgent" 1.5 TB external HD doesn't mount. DiskUtility reports "File system check exit code is 8." and suggests repairs. Repairs (via DiskUtility), of course, don't work, so Disk Utility tells me to "Backup as many files as possible, restore the disk ... [etc.]" I'd love to, and am happy to reformat, if I can pull a single folder of pictures from the drive.
My Google-fu is weak with this one. Some pages have suggested
ddrescue, but that's a bit beyond my ken, and I only need one root folder recovered, not the entire backup drive.
OS X 10.10.3