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

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Recover deleted (not trashed) emails from iCloud

Incorrect rule set-up deleted a lot of emails. Not "move to Trash". Don't see them any more in the web interface, and the files appear to be gone from my hard drive. Any chance of recovery? ...
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Is it technically possible to recover iPhone 11 data after reset (ios15)?

I have limited iCloud back-up. I have no iTunes back-up. Before IOS 12 recovering data after reset is very easy. After IOS 13 it becomes more difficult. So, for professional engineers, is it now still ...
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How to copy all bytes of a phone (formatted or not, 64GB/64B) into a computer hard drive?

For example, I have an iPhone (64GB) with data erased through factory reset. The deleted data is usually not lost, just differently encrypted (at least before IOS 13). A typical way to recover the ...
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Portable SSD listed on USB device tree but neither in Disk Utility nor under diskutil command

I stupidly shut down my MacBook when there's data transferring between my Mac and this external SSD (connected with a USB-C cable). Afterwards, none of my following devices recognize this SSD my ...
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Extract open, unsaved documents from TextEdit that is running from RAM content when it is in non-responsive state?

I know how to find unsaved TextEdit documents ordinarily. However, my computer's hard drive ran out of space and I have many open that are not autosaved anywhere as a result. I was using another app (...
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Corrupted macOS startup volume type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

My iMac was working (moving GB of files), when the electric current was taken by the energy provider close the current for works or any other reason. Now, the entire APFS container containing the ...
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Password not recognized after Apple servicing

After coming back from the Apple center my Mac does not recognize the password. When I try to change it through AppleID, my Mac does not manage to connect to iCloud’s server. Tried to reset it through ...
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How can I recover app data from iCloud?

I am a European resident trying to recover years of text/photo diary entries from an iPhone app called Momento. The app lost my on-device data and does not seem to recognize my iCloud backup. It ...
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Macbook Pro no longer recognized WD external drive after disconnect without ejecting

I've got a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Monterey. A WD 1TB My Passport quit being recognized by the system after several times of inadvertently being unplugged without ejecting. It's got a micro usb ...
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Does photorec work on non-encrypted APFS?

I have an Ubuntu live USB with testdisk installed on it. I would like to recover data from the HDD of a Macbook Pro using photorec. The HDD is not encrypted: can photorec recover data from non-...
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Erased the disk with TRIM disabled and enabled it afterwards, will my previous data still be trimmed?

I owned a MacBook Pro with an original Apple-certified SSD. I erased my entire disk (using the erase option in disk utility) with TRIM disabled, then reinstalled the Mac OS and enabled it as soon as ...
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Macbook Notes app can't access data

I was using the notes app just fine when I closed and reopened it to a pop-up message saying that it couldn't access my data. I tried reopening the app several times and restarting my computer. The ...
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How to recover a deleted file which is open in QuickTime?

I am using Mac 10.13.6, my QuickTime is Version 10.4 (928.13). I opened a .mov file in QuickTime, and then accidentally deleted it for good (using the Terminal). Fortunately, the opened window in ...
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recovering data from an imac 2017 with mojave that won't boot

imac 2017 mojave suddenly got stuck at boot screen. apple logo with boot progress bar reaches to 100% but then gets stuck there and computer never actually boots. I need to recover some data before I ...
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Recover data from DMG image of external drive

I have a DMG file which was created for an external APFS drive using Disk Utility. The DMG file is 250GB. The output from Disk Utility when the DMG was created Reading GPT Partition Data (Primary GPT ...
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Recovery of deleted files from an iPad 2

I'm trying to recover a book (actually, just a video in the book) made by Book Creator on an iPad 2. The book was deleted and is no longer in recently deleted items. As far as I understand it is not ...
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Booting ailing 2018 MBP using Target Disk Mode from a 2011 iMac running High Sierra - Additional help needed please

I've numbered each point – as there are a lot – in the hope it makes it easier to reply or ask me for further info. Thanks! The Problem What I've Tried So Far... Next Steps? Screenshots The Problem ...
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What exactly is lost/changed after a re-install of macOS?

I recently accidentally deleted some system files of macOS and thus, reinstalled macOS Big Sur in recovery mode. I have been assured that any data will not be lost, but I am wondering what exactly ...
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Recover data from corrupted APFS external volume

In less than 2 months, Finder has managed to corrupt 2 external hard drives and make the data inaccessible. First time I gave Apple the benefit of the doubt, but when it happened AGAIN on another ...
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Unable to boot Mac OS and disk utility unable to repair disk after bootcamp delete win10

simillary to the someone else problem described here: Unable to boot Mac OS and disk utility unable to repair disk after bootcamp delete windows partition The laptop is: MacBook Pro 15” i9 2019 Last ...
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iPhone X will not boot, possible to data from flash memory?

I have an iphone X that suddenly decided to stop booting. It was getting full and I was trying to delete some photos and videos to free up space when suddenly it wouldn't let me delete any files. I ...
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Inspect an unreadable USB flash drive for useful data

I have an old USB flash drive. macOS says it is unreadable and I have to initialize it, but I would like to inspect it for useful data before formatting. Disk Utility shows it has no SMART status: ...
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iPhone8 Showing Pictures On Device Even Though I Removed All Photos

I don't get it. I removed all my pictures from my iPhone8 but iPhone Storage is still showing pictures are in the iPhone8.
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The APFS partition on my external hard drive doesn't mount anymore

I have a WD Elements 1.5Tb external hard drive with two partitions. One is for Windows (that I use with Bootcamp on my mac), the other is for OSX (APFS file system). Usually, OSX can see both WIN and ...
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Recover iPhone from an older iCloud backup

There's some data I want to recover I've lost this morning due to an accidental synchronization. Unfortunately, it made a new backup, so recovering the lost files via iCloud doesn't seem possible ...
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Will Reset > Delete Data and Settings, prevent recovering my Data? if I am planning to sell my iPhone?

In Windows I know that when you delete a file or even format your PC, then some data can still be recovered from the hard disk using some tools. Now I have iPhone 11 and I am planning to sell it. So I ...
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Handing in macbook with root access - protecting data

There is a macbook with a badly swollen battery that will have to be replaced. The macbook itself is out of warranty, and even though the public Apple site lists an option to get it serviced out of ...
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Where are the tabs in Safari saved (in iCloud or Finder)?

I want to recover several links of a website I had open as tabs for quite a few months now. But once it has been reloaded today, I've been redirected to a notice page of that website (it was ...
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Trying to recover from very old macOS backups, but not sure I can recall the login/passwords I was using then

I realised recently that I'd lost some important very old photos from my laptop. Because I didn't notice, they've been lost from the online backup as well. I think I have them on on some old physical ...
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Macbook Pro 16 Failed to boot after Big Sur update now I'm unable to mount the disk even in recovery mode

On reboot it showed the cannot boot from hard drive ? screen. I rebooted into recovery mode but it fails to mount the drive. I can see the drive there with the correct details. It says the following: ...
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Read data from Quicken Essentials for Mac

I have a relative who has thirty years of personal finance records stored in Quicken Essentials for Mac, which runs on operating systems no later than Mac OS El Capitan. The Mac running this software ...
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Catalina partition turns into type FFFFFFF/unbootable and unmountable "disk0s2" after Mavericks install

I'm having a similar issue with this (MacOS partition formatted FFFFFFF etc after bootcamp install), but I got confused while reading the comments. I thought it would be a great idea to dualboot ...
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Seagate External Drive Won't Mount

I am very much a newbie here, but saw something on StackExchange that someone here might be able to help me with. I have a Seagate 2TB portable that I use as a backup drive for my 2017 Macbook. It was ...
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Can I use target disk mode from a Thunderbolt 3 mac to a Thunderbolt 2 for data recovery?

I have a late 2014 15.6" Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt 2, on which I accidentally wiped the entire partition table, including Recovery HD (yeah, I was stupid). There's some data on it that I kind ...
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Data recovery on MBP 15’s SSD corrupted drive?

It seems like I’ve used up all space on my MBP, and when I rebooted it it became corrupted/inoperable (when I go into disk utilities, Macintosh HD is “unmounted”, and when I press “mount”, nothing ...
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Recovering data from a micro SD card with missing partion after unsafe eject

I am currently stuck trying to recover data from an unsafely ejected 64GB micro SD card that was inside a smartphone. Windows's diskpart utility would not recognize the device at all, so I am trying ...
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Recover deleted folder from user/library

I have accidentally deleted a folder /Users/me/Library/Application Support/Postgres/ through the use of a third party uninstall app (CleanMyMac). Is this folder gone forever or can I recover it? I ...
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Is it possible to recover an erased Mac SSD partition?

I did the stupid thing of formating by accident the main SSD in my Macbook. I was using Windows through an external drive and hit the "Erase" button thinking it was another drive. So I lost ...
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How To Rescue Referenced Photos - Originals are no longer available to me

I have a very large collection of Photos in the Apple Photos App. Through my own carelessness, I have several thousand photos that are not stored in the .photoslibrary file and the originals no longer ...
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Backup file APFS - Access to files inside Backup Cluster for Windows Transfer!

My wife had some issues recently wrecking her Library cluster on her Mac, which was quite the wrong move to make space due to CalendarAgent spamming the drive space till the Mac crashes due to "...
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Is there a way to recover missing or corrupt parts of a mov-file?

I did a screen recording for 30 minutes, but the file only consists of 4 minutes. The thing is, the file is 935 MB, so I expect that the rest of the movie is in there, but something went wrong in the ...
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Recover data from broken iPhone 6

An iPhone is bent and broken and does not turn on: Apple says that it only offers data recovery through software, not hardware, and several Authorized Service Providers say that they don't do it ...
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MacOs Filesystem damaged attempts to recover my data

So this is my situation: Before to have the problem my mac had 2 main partitions, on the first one there was installed osx and on the second one linux. Yesterday I did cmd+r but in the while, the ...
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iPhone X stuck in recovery mode after maxing out storage. Getting "Error Code 14"

So a couple of weeks ago I restarted my iPhone after it started glitching like crazy, when I tried to boot it up again it got stuck on the Apple logo. A couple of days later I found an article that ...
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How do I recover a MacBook Pro with a nonfunctioning screen?

I have a MacBook Pro with a screen that is not functioning (always black). I have tried the following: Turn on normally: Touch Bar above keyboard shows escape key, brightness buttons, volume control, ...
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All notes mysteriously disappeared across all synced devices. Can I recover?

All of my notes that are synced through iCloud have just disappeared across all of my synced devices. I use this application every day and would really like to get these notes back, but I can't ...
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Restoring Saved Webpages on Home Screen from Backup

I ran into an update issue with my iPad, and took it to the Apple store to fix it. When I got there, an employee said that I could only recover from the issue by resetting my iPad. After he reset it, ...
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Macbook Pro main volume not accessible - filesystem type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

Preface: I know there are lots of other questions about this on here, but they do not exactly match my situation and/or I do not have the technical knowledge to apply the answers to my situation. ...
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Cannot reinstall macOS on corrupted drive

The other day I accidentally messed up updating my iMac from 2010 and have seemed to uninstall macOS. I have successfully made a usb boot drive for Sierra (the os it was on prior to this problem), but ...
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User Directory contents lost after Catalina combo update

I was updating the Catalina Combo update, and after a while, the update is still there pending but many of my applications and most importantly All my directories and files in my home directory are ...
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