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

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Lost garage band files can I build my project on Xcode?

So it’s been a year since my computer crashed and corrupted my hard drive. I lost most of my audio files on GarageBand. I have one project I really want back and in the file it has 2 audio tracks ...
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Error recovering MacBook login password: “There was an error communicating with iCloud”

I forgot my Apple MacBook Pro M2 password yesterday (running on MacOS Sonama) and after multiple tries, I tried to recover using recovery options provided by apple. After following all the steps ...
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Can formatting with an Android device fix error -69877 (Couldn't open device) generated by Disk Utility while trying to erase USB Drive

I am about to reformat a PNY 128gb microSD card that I have been unsuccessfully trying to erase by using Disk Utility (Monterey OS), but this time I will be using an older Android device. The card ...
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Recover files from a deleted and erased external disk partition

I had an external disk with two volumes: Volume A was formatted as NTFS which had videos/photos backed up Volume B was Mac Extended Journaled - which was used for Mac Time Machine backup. However, ...
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Recover screen recording that had destination set to SD card that was unmounted

I was using a program called iShowU Instant to create a screen recording on my Mac and the destination was set to the SD card in the Mac's built in SD card reader. The Mac's battery died and the ...
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Suddenly can't boot

I was using my 13 inch Macbook Pro (mid 2012) as normal when it suddenly became really slow and it became so unresponsive I just forced it to shutdown by holding down the power button. After that I ...
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Restoring an APFS disk image cloned with (G)DD [duplicate]

Back in August I cloned a 500GB APFS container off a 2TB external HDD consisting of a Time Machine backup of my old macOS install and some APFS scratch space, and formatted that partition on the ...
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Lost data on an external hard drive

I wanted to install the macOS Big Sur installer onto a thumb drive however I didn't have any that had large enough storage to fit it so I decided to install in on my external drive which had more than ...
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Why does macOS keep asking me to configure a Recovery Contact?

Recently macOS has started asking me repeatedly to configure a Recovery Contact. But I already have one configured. In fact I recently deleted and re-added my Recovery Contacts in an effort to ...
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How to recover local Notes data from external backup (Time Machine)

I accidentally deleted my local Notes. I attempted to recover them from Time Machine backup but encountered an issue where Notes crashed after some seconds and my recovered notes were discarded after ...
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Best way to recover a photo library when it is incompatible with current os

I’d like to delve deeper into recovering a Photos library. The originals are very easy to get back. How/where is stuff like added locations and facial recognition/people data stored, and now pets. I’...
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Recovery of APFS volume on external disk accidentally erased by Time Machine configuration on macOS Catalina

Long story short: adding an APFS volume located on an USB disk to Catalina TimeMachine configuration leaded to start erasing not only the volume but the whole disk. I disconnected the disk during ...
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Disk recovery: Error: -69461: Unable to get VEK info for an APFS Volume which is marked as encrypted in the IOKit Registry

I'm trying to recover the contents of a backup disk. It is an encrypted APFS volume with 3 containers. The disk itself is probably okay - SMART reports no problems, and a quick 2 minute disk scan ...
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How to recover iPhone videos deleted through Image Capture on Mac?

I accidentally deleted some videos on an iPhone through Image Capture and there is no back up. iPhone Xs iOS 16.1.1 macOS Ventura 13.5.2 Image Capture 8.0 They are not in the 'Recently Deleted' ...
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Accessing iPod Touch data with Linux and ifuse

I have an old iPod touch, model A1318, that has my music on it. My computer was stolen, and my Time Machine backup was encrypted with the password and the hint stored on the stolen computer, so this ...
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Is it possible to recover files from the TV app library on an iPhone?

The external hard drive which holds my Music/TV libraries has died. Most of my library is stuff I can just re-download from iTunes, which is lovely, but some of the files are things I made myself or ...
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Understanding journal log when USB stick inserted (recover dead USB stick)

I have an USB stick which can't be mounted anymore. In fact it is worse since it doesn't appear in Disk Utility. Nevertheless, it seems to be detected as an USB device but not as a storage device... ...
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Looking for MacBook pro SSD schematic documents

A MacBook pro SSD is not recognized by the machine (SanDisk). Possibly some embedded circuit failure or component damage. I searched for the schematic diagram to perform voltage checking and soldering,...
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Can I determine which objects are affected by invalid checksums reported for APFS, as well as the significance of that corruption?

Ventura's disk utility has found unrepairable APFS errors (invalid checksums, bit flips, fsroot tree is invalid) while running First Aid on my Mojave volume. Without knowing more specifically what ...
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Is it possible somehow recover HD on a MacBook Pro 2015? FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF Partition type [duplicate]

I tried to play with Ubuntu as a second OS on my oldish laptop and was not successful in getting a bootable OS. I faced some problems during installation and decided to go back, but now my Mac shows ...
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Recover deleted text messages that are still on old iPhone

I've accidentally deleted some text messages on my iPhone. These messages are still on my old iPhone which has not connected to the internet for a long time, so they haven't been deleted when syncing. ...
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Has anyone been able to recover deleted files from an emptied trash (on Mac)? [closed]

Any commands on the terminal to achieve deleted data recovery? I tried a few recovery software, but none I found efficient and some are even buggy (Disk Drill, EaseUS, Any Recovery, Stellar Data ...
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Retrieve data from 2019 touch bar Macbook Pro

Is there any way to retrieve data from an unresponsive 2019 touch bar Macbook Pro? Since my 2019 Macbook pro died last week, I’ve found that Contemporary laptops solder hard drives directly onto ...
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How to copy files from a Mac in "Disk Sharing" mode to another Mac? [duplicate]

I have a borked Macbook Pro running apple silicon, and to recover files from it I've shared Macintosh HD in "Shared Disk" mode via startup options and connected it to a working mac with a ...
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How to increase transfer speed from problematic external hard disk?

I have a Western Digital HDD 2 TB external hard disk. I had not used it for a while. It seems the drive has been corrupted and turned a bit raw. I believe this to be the case because the hard drive is ...
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"Share Disk" MacBook doesn't appear in "Network" section of the other Mac

One of my laptops (MacBook pro with apple silicon) went kaput recently, and I'm trying to back up the files before I reinstall the OS. I can get it to enter disk sharing mode, but I can't get it to ...
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How do I recover an old version of an excel file?

I spent an enormous amount of time working on multiple sheets in a single excel file. Now, it's gone and just has an old version. I'm not sure why it didn't get saved (I typically save things way more ...
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How can I recover files from a Fusion Drive if the iMac no longer works using an M1 Mac?

I have an iMac with a broken motherboard. I got the HDD out of it and I now want to view my files on my Mac M1 device. It shows my external device on Disk utility, but I'm unable to view the device ...
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Is there any way to decrypt a hardware-encrypted internal SSD?

My mid-2019 MacBook Pro has a fault on the mainboard that causes it to crash soon after (sometimes while) it boots. I’m trying to get the data off the internal SSD. When I boot it in target mode (by ...
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Does the Apple File System Reference specify the wrong encryption algorithm?

I’m trying to understand encryption in APFS. The Apple File System Reference (p. 136) states several times (steps 2, 5 and 7) that unwrapping is performed “according to the algorithm described in RFC ...
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A few folders went missing after “Disk Not Ejected Properly” when my Mac went to sleep

I have an external hard disk in exFAT format (WD 500 GB WDBPCK5000ABK-03) for storing important documents. Last week I plugged it to my Macbook Pro to view some documents. After viewing, I did not ...
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Is there a way to get back my lost photos on iPhone?

I accidentally restored an old backup on my iPhone and I lost some important photos. I used EaseUs's data recovery app but it would only find the photos that I now have restored from the old backup, ...
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How to backup in recovery mode

How can I backup my iphone from this screen? It got wet a couple weeks ago and it has not been working ever since, it doesn't turn on and apple said they can't repair it. I've tried updating it using ...
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Possible to recover ORF from TIFF created by Apple Photos?

Using Apple Photos (as included in Ventura 13.1) for the first time, I told it to import a collection of raw photos off a SD card, and delete the originals. This was a mistake: The originals were in ...
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Reset name and password to access macOS

My father passed about four months ago. He had a macOS computer we need to access for photos and a lot of information and files has stored. I do not have the Name or Password he used. Is the there a ...
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Encrpyted APFS + replace motherboard means data lost?

I had to replace the motherboard on a MacBook Pro 2015 A1502. It was running on encrypted APFS. When I try to mount the partition in Recovery Mode, it doesn't accept the password. I'm thinking it ...
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How to boot back into APFS container

I have a early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro that was dual-booting Big Sur on its first 50GB partition and Monterey on its 2nd 200GB partition A concern started when Disk Utility wouldn’t let me delete my ...
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Macbook shows executable file instead of folder

I'm looking at photos on a memory stick and the mac has frozen a couple of times - when it unfreezes the file has changed and I can't access the folder again. Please can someone help get the photos ...
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Lost my Drive email address- can I access app data off my iPhone?

I forgot the email address I created and logged in on the Google Drive app on my iPhone. I’ve tried all the generic troubleshooting steps to no avail (no recovery email or phone number) I think the ...
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How can I recover data from .incomplete and .previous Time Machine backups?

I’m helping someone who has deleted their Time Machine backup by accident. All that is contained within the sparsebundle are .incomplete and .previous folders. I would like to recover as much data as ...
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How to recover APFS encrypted partition table

I was trying to install an encrypted Debian on my Macbook pro 2017 but somehow Debian erased the partition table and now when I boot in the macOS recover I can only see 3 unformated partition with a ...
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How to access or export app data on an IOS device?

I have the Bandcamp app installed on my iPhone. This is a music app for indie artists. The Bandcamp app has a section of "downloads" which are songs I have downloaded to the device. Some of ...
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Unable to Access Disk: Weird permission issue allows me to use the disk from Recovery but not from macOS

I have been using an old HDD with a SATA-USB cable for a few months now on a Mac Mini (running macOS Mojave 10.14.6; HDD has one EFI partition and one other partition with Journaled HFS, unencrypted). ...
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Recover files from old DVD-RW

In 2002 I burned a bunch of files - mostly .doc and .jpeg files, I think - onto a DVD-RW with a password. I probably did it on a Mac running OS 9, but I'm not sure. Could have been a Windows computer, ...
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Accidentally deleted Fusion Drive SSD partition - need help recovering data

I accidentally formatted the SSD part of an APFS-formatted Fusion Drive during an SSD upgrade. Well, not accidentally, I did it on purpose wrongfully thinking that the Apple SSD wouldn't be needed ...
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Retrieving lost photos

My daughter recently transferred photos from her iPhone to her MacBook. When they had transferred she deleted them from her phone. The transferred photos are now neither on the phone nor the laptop. ...
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What is the point of FileVault on a Mac with the T2 security chip if the chip is already responsible for encrypting the drive?

Does having a Mac with a T2 chip automatically prevent someone from booting into Recovery mode or Target Disk Mode or from accessing disk utility or a terminal without having a user's password ...
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How to recover data on an Intel based MacBook Pro 13" 2020 with the T2 security chip? FileVault was never enabled

I understand that Apple can unlock it if one provides proof of ownership, but my friend bought his computer on eBay and has been unable to get the original owner's help. He does not have a recovery ...
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Fusion Drive split after removing the SSD and HDD from a iMac with a broken power supply / logicboard

Recently, my iMac just turned off and did not start anymore. After countless tries, I opened the iMac and removed the SSD and HHD (Fusion Drive) in the iMac in order to rescue my data. I am not really ...
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Partition type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF for the primary macOS partition after uninstallation of Ubuntu Linux [duplicate]

A few month b ack I installed Ubuntu Linux on my early 2015 MacBookPro, but after not using it for a while I decided to uninstall it. After that, when I tried to boot my mac I was brought to the GNU ...
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