Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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

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External hard drive not mounting

I have an external hard disk drive that's a few years old and lately it's been causing some issues. It started by unexpectedly unmounting, and a few days later it wouldn't mount at all. If I open Disk ...
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HFS+ corrupted partition recovery with files offsets

At first, I’ll mention some background details that could help better understand the situation. I used 1TB external drive for data storage, then installed it into Optibay to use it inside MacBook ...
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Recover Text within iPhone Notes (seeking advice other than “shaking” the phone)

In my iPhone notes, I had created a "note" and had lots of text typed in there. By mistake, I deleted most of the text I had typed inside of the "note". Is there a way I can retrieve that text? I did ...
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Regain data from iphone 6s(not sure if plus) factory reset?

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but I'm not sure of anywhere else I can post this. Some time ago I changed my iPhone(iPhone 6s or 6s plus, not sure which, should be latest ios, 12 ...
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APFS system volume gone after Macbook Air logic board failure

I only have partial information, and do not 100% know the exact OSx version or how full the drive was, but I think it was pretty topped out. No recent backups, important data, and I have already put ...
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How do I retrieve the data from an iPhone 5 that was backed up on iCloud, if I forgot the passcode to the iphone?

I used to use an iPhone 5. Then I transitioned to an Android and forgot the password on the iPhone. I want to retrieve the data, including photos, recordings (I used the app called "Voice Recorder &...
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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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Is it any different to clone each partition separately VS cloning the entire disk, when clone is meant for data recovery?

As directed by an answer on: How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I tried to clone my Mac internal disk of 256GB. When I ran diskutil I got this: /dev/disk0 (...
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Is there a difference between recovering data from the original drive VS a clone of it

Following up from How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I did a clone of my entire internal 256GB SSD of my Mac 10.14, with 13-15GB free areas. I have .img file now. ...
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How to recovery data from the internal SSD?

My external drive got unplugged by accident while moving files from the internal SSD to the external drive, resulting in some files getting deleted on the SSD and not getting written on the external ...
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Why does unplugging a drive lead to data loss when moving files?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive. Alas, after a while, I move my Macbook ...
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How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?

TL;DR I need to recover lost files from an SSD but don't have the time to do it right now. How can I clone an SSD to another drive on byte level, including drive areas which the OS thinks are free? I ...
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Data loss due to lost connection when transferring to External HDD - are they on the HDD actually?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive (connected by USB 3.0 with a USB-C to USB ...
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iPhone not turning on, not responding to hard reset, not responding to charger

About 2 days ago, my iPhone 6 decided to stop working. I tried to see what the error was but it decided not to respond to a charger, it would not respond to a hard reset or even when I tried to ...
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Recovering data from an Encrypted iTunes Backup that's missing the Manifest.db

Is there a method to recover from an encrypted iTunes backup if it's missing its manifest.db file? I have the backup password and everything. There's a couple of third party tools that can read an ...
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Unable to open files recovered from ContainerToInvert

It's been a week that I have been trying to recover files from ContainerToInvert after having to recover and delete my main hard drive. Now after using this side: Can ContainerToInvert file be ...
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Finding and Renaming Mislabeled Duplicates

I inadvertently formatted a Time Machine backup external hard drive. I was able to recover many of the files, but not the names of those files. All of the recovered files have generic names like "...
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Recovering files from an iMac G3 hard drive (Mac OS 8.6)

I recently purchased an iMac G3 (M2452) running Mac OS 8.6 from eBay for a project I'm working on, and was hoping to recover system sound files (such as startup sound, error sounds, etc) to use in the ...
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Trying to recover data from an APFS SSD in a 2013 MacBook Air, can’t get volume to mount in macOS

i would appreciate any help here. I am trying to recover data off of a MacBook Air SSD. It was at the point where it would make any computer I put it into not even give me a chime or Apple logo. So, I ...
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Recovering playlists from iPod databases

I am working with my daughter's 80gb iPod classic (mod A1238). The unit crashed during an update / backup. The project is to replace the corrupted HDD (and battery while I'm at it). I am confident ...
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New iPhone, took a few nice pictures, then restored with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone - help!

Bought new iPhone, took a few nice pictures with girlfriend, then proceeded to restore with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone now. Can I get them back somehow? The pictures were not backed up by ...
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Recover Deleted Data from Malfunctioning Hard Drive

I deleted some data accidentally on my Macbook a while ago, and then a couple weeks later the hard drive failed. Now my Macbook can't start normally. I took it to an Apple store and they told me they ...
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Access app data of a 3rd party iOS app

I want to access data stored in a 3rd party iOS app called FriendLoan. This app crashes every time I try to open it. Also, it's not available on the App Store. I just need to recover the data somehow. ...
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Recover data with file structure HFS+ on Mojave

I'm desperate and trying almost everything. That's what happened. I was having problem with Time Machine. One file was not letting time machine finish the backup. But to discover this took me a while. ...
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How to recover data after Bootcamp utility crash HFS+ Encrypted?

There is internal SSD: 1/4 - HFS+ - Secondary System Volume with macOS Sierra Audio HD 1/4 - HFS+ - Shared Volume between two systems Shared HD 1/2 - APFS - Main System Volume with macOS Mojave Mac ...
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Does Apple's Disk Utility 'Restore' function make a 'byte for byte' clone?

I've used Apple's Disk Utility to 'restore' a drive with accidentally deleted files. I need to know if this is an exact byte-for-byte clone that I can scan for deleted files on.
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Unable to mount AFPS disk cloned with dd (no mountable file systems)?

We have a laptop that won't boot up correctly, however, we're able to get it into target disk mode. I did a diskutil list and I saw there was an [external] disk (which listed a single AFPS partition ,...
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iPhone died while recording audio, how do I retrieve it?

Is there a way to recover the recorded audio file while the phone died. When I recharged the phone and looked in the Voice Recording app, it shows the recording listed but with 00:00 recording time. I'...
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How can I access to the info of a DMG created with “dd” command in Terminal, that can't be mounted?

I had an HDD with bad sectors. Tried to recover some info with Disk Drill (which I successfully did) but not all because of the bad sectors. So I tried to make a duplicate of a big folder which was ...
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MacOX Notes V7 content not retrieved by copying database files — what else can I do? [duplicate]

tldr: My MacBook Pro (10.13.6) is broken but I can retrieve files. I got the Notes database files from ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Notes and moved them into the corresponding location on ...
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“Date created” on hard drive; cloned?

Can I tell whether my hard drive has been cloned? I had a repair done and do not know what they performed on the computer; they may have replaced my hard drive with the same model and cloned my ...
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Local Notes missing from my iPhone

Recently all the Notes stored locally on my iPhone disappeared. I did not sync it to iCloud or email as it contained private information. How do I recover these notes?
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Decrypt files recovered from encrypted external hard drive

I am trying to recover the data from one of the external hard drives of my company. I ended up using DiskDrill to extract all the files into a new, non-encrypted hard drive. Unfortunately I made the ...
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How to recover files “emptied” from trash

I recently updated to macOS Mojave. I was experimenting with the new desktop stack feature. Long story short, I ended up creating a folder on the dock and putting all the files from my desktop into it....
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iPhone Overwritten Data

How to get back over overwritten data? My case: photos and videos from iPhone? My phone updated and restored and I never got to back up my phone. Where does the overwritten data go and how do I get ...
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Is it possible to use Python while in Recovery Mode?

Is it possible to access a Python terminal while in Recovery Mode? $ /Volumes/macOS/usr/bin/python python: posix_spawn: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/Python....
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After using an Institutional Recovery Key to unlock a drive how can it be decrypted

In macOS 10.13.6 I have a system I inherited. The previous user is gone. The drive is encrypted but an institutional recovery key that I am familiar with is in place. I need to unlock the encrypted ...
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Recover data from external hard drive partition Mac OS X

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped my external drive while a program was writing data to it. The drive seems to spin up fine, without beeps/scratches. The drive also has EFI and Recovery partitions. One ...
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Recovering a RAID 0 volume

In the process of upgrading a 2 4tb disk RAID 0 array from an iffy LaCie drive to a faster/more reliable USB enclosure I have lost data. The backups take a long, long time to restore so I'm hoping to ...
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Recover photos from iPhone memory

Is there way to recover photo directly from iPhone memory in case if user already cleanup deleted pictures and doesn't have backup in iCloud or iTunes. Can you recommend any way or any specific ...
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Note Recovery Alternatives

It appears that by switching iCloud accounts on my MacBook, ALL the notes stored in Notes.app have disappeared/been deleted. These notes were not synced with iCloud -- and Time Machine was disabled. ...
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Data recovery for another user?

I'm attempting to recover data from an external drive used as a Time Machine backup for a now deceased user. The Mac that it was attached to is now long gone. My first attempt lets me generally read ...
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How do I build a partition table from scratch without destroying data on the rest of the disk?

I'm helping a friend attempt to recover 250 GB of pictures from an external drive. The drive originally was a Western Digital "My Book" The drive just stopped. Push the power button, nothing happens. ...
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How can i remotely type my passcode while iphone is plugged to my mac

I want to backup my iphone 5s but the screen is entirely broken, it's all black and the touchscreen + home button do not work. I need to control my phone from a keyboard to back it up from icloud on ...
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Can i plug a usb keyboard to my iphone while it's connected to my mac?

I need to backup my iphone 5s but the screen is completely broken, it's all black and the touchscreen doesn't work so i need a way to control my phone from a keyboard to back it up from icloud that ...
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How does TRIM work in macOS High Sierra?

Since all MacBooks with Apple-SSDs have TRIM enabled, I was wondering if trimming would “reset/prepare” the blocks for new writes, or would they leave the blocks there until a new write comes in. If ...
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Can e-mails that were recently deleted through the “delete message” rule action in Apple Mail still be recovered?

I recently set up a rule in Apple Mail with “delete message” as the action. Unfortunately, I made a mistake in the conditions of the rule. And to my dismay, “delete message” really seems to ...
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Can't restore my Notes Mac OsX

My MacOsX was updated to Sierra and although I can use the Note app fine, it erased all my previous notes and I don't have backup in time machine or iCloud. I tired to recover them from the library ...
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Recover proxy bypass list from System Preferences

I’ve been using Freedom to block access to the internet. I had a list of sites to bypass within the Proxy tab of System Preferences, effectively whitelisting the sites I need for work. I installed ...