I created an "emergency" image of my entire HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd.

I spent a lot of time fine tuning my .bashrc and .profile files, but I cannot find them in the image. Do you know where it should be located? I already looked in a folder with my user name and in a directory called "Mac".


The output is that I have a .dmg file with thousands of crazy files and directories that I cannot mount in my mac (How to mount a DMG image created with dd?), so I am using 7zip in a windows machine to explore the image file.

  • Please add a screenshot of 7zip exploring the raw dd file. – klanomath Dec 29 '15 at 14:11

You can make a find command :

sudo find /Volumes/YOUR_DD_NAME/* -name ".bashrc" -print; say finish

It's working for me with my .zshrc

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Note that the command take a while, say finish is just more convenient ;)

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  • Th problem is that I cannot mount the image on my mac, so I am using 7zip in a Windows machine to explore the image file. – Jemme Dec 29 '15 at 13:12
  • So your .bashrc is certainly located into /Users/YOUR_NAME/.bashrc – StrawHara Dec 29 '15 at 13:14
  • That was my obvious guess, but there is no such directory!!! – Jemme Dec 29 '15 at 13:23
  • Obviously ^^ And you can't boot on your image ? It is the more convenient way to find what you want --- EDIT : Apparently you can't :/ – StrawHara Dec 29 '15 at 13:26
  • No, the whole thing started because I was not able to boot my mac, so I used dd on the terminal available in the recovery partition. So I have a .dmg file with a bunch of damaged files. At least I was able to recover some of my files. – Jemme Dec 29 '15 at 13:28

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