Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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

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How to mount a DMG image on macOS 10.15.5 that was generated by GNU's ddrescue?

I used the following command in order to save some time (-n and -N options): sudo ddrescue -v -n -N /dev/disk5 /Volumes/formatted/photosound.dmg /Volumes/formatted/map.txt With the help of Disk ...
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MacOS partition formatted FFFFFFF etc after bootcamp install

My macOS partition has been changed to FFFFFFF format as seen in the attached images. There’s a similar question regarding this topic, however I would like to preserve the data on the partition in ...
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recovering textedit crash

My laptop was low on ram and I just had a message saying that TextEdit crashed. TextEdit had multiple windows opened and I see that they are all gone, replaced with a single blank untitled RTF ...
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What do to after DDRescue is finished?

I'm currently rescuing my 2TB HDD using DDRescue to a brand new HDD and still have a long time to go, I also use a DDRescue_GUI (Mac user) to navigate the process since I'm not good with the manual ...
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iPhone 7 Plus repeatedly restarts after storage got full

I've got an iPhone 7 Plus, and I've used all my storage. I've restarted the phone because it was stuck, and then it starts showing the Apple logo, and restarts repeatedly. I've tried to extract the ...
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What's the safest way to ship diskettes?

I would like to have some original software shipped to me but I am afraid that it might become damaged in shipping. The software are the original boot disks and disk tools that came with my first Mac ...
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How do I recover OneNote for Mac folders from a Time Machine backup?

I was using OneNote for Mac, and created 30+ folders and content. I have an iMac with Time Machine backup. I took my iMac to a computer shop and got an upgrade to my hard drive. When the computer ...
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Is it possible to download full iCloud backup for iOS 13?

I remember it used to be possible to download the full iCloud backup. However, after trying a bunch of tools (Dr Fone, syncios, easeUS, iPhone backup extractor) online that claims to download iCloud ...
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Parallels Desktop: Any Chance of Recovering Deleted VM on Mac OS?

I deleted windows 10 VM from my MacBook two days ago. It was pretty large in size, around 50 Gigs, and I deleted to free up some storage. Before deleting, I copied all of my data, and I forgot to copy ...
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Recover deleted word document Help

I Had a word document which I'm unsure where it was stored. It said my desktop but I believe it was also in my icloud somewhere. I saved my work and then emailed it to myself, after emailing the work ...
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Seemingly unprovoked software corruption on external drive. Can I salvage?

I have an external disk on my Mojave system that seemingly had the volume name overwritten with another volume's name and now it won't mount and Disk Utility firstaid won't help. I have an external ...
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Recover deleted exFAT partition

I wanted to use my hard drive on Xiaomi TV, and wanted to try format out an ext4 partition. I shrunk the HFS+ partition (disk3s2) using Disk Utility, then erased the new partition (disk3s3) as ext4. ...
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MacBook Pro Hard Drive DOA

Please don't suggest Option +R or Option + Command +R. I've tried it all and think I made my failing hard drive worse. I've taken my laptop to TWO different repairs shops and neither one of them have ...
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Recovering unsaved quicktime recording

I just recorded a quicktime video but I closed my lid before stopping it. Now it isn't saved! Is there a way to recover this very important recording? This is empty: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple....
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file content loss “Zero bytes size” on Mac OS X El Capitan

I occasionally find empty files instead of more or less important documents. Fortunately no real damage so far because I have many backup systems (including good old paper). The file exists with its ...
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How to recover .photoslibrary files in an erased partition?

I made a mistake in which I erased an external drive with some originals .photoslibrary files that were not backuped. I am using in this moment photorec to retrieve the lost files (appointed as ...
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Recover files from a “working” external hard drive

I have an external hard drive with some backup files in it. Today I moved a folder with some Flac files and one jpg from the external HD to my iMac HD. When I tried and open the Flac files on the Mac, ...
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Recover data from main partition deleted with diskutil eraseVolume

I was trying to delete a Win 10 bootcamp partition to merge it back into the main one with Mac OS X, but I have messed up because instead of just using Bootcamp itself I have manually deleted the ...
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How to recover data from formatted encrypted external hdd?

First I formatted an external HDD with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) with password "Psw1". Then I add some files (*.jpg, *.txt) to it. Then I reformatted the HDD with Mac OS Extended (...
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iPhone stuck on Apple Logo because of Storage Full, Any solution to delete some data to make it boot or backup data before restore?

My iPhone 6s Plus (iOS 13.4) was full on memory and when I restarted the phone it stuck on Apple Logo. Unfortunately I have no backup of my device and want my data to be safe and backed up before ...
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Backup of “untitled” file recoverable?

The answer might be different for different apps. (For example, TextEdit works with the O.S. to re-open files not "saved" even after a reboot, while LibreOffice does things much differently.) If one ...
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Mac internal/boot HD - “the disk you inserted is not readable by this computer”

My iMac has been playing up and I thought it was the system, but then it froze completely and I had to force quit. When I restarted it booted in to an external drive that has its own system, but my ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 barfed during Boot Camp partitioning, rebooted to uninitialized APFS drive

I was trying to run Boot Camp to have access to the windows Steam library. Boot Camp kept failing and it would then hang on "error: please wait while we reset the partitions to the usual configuration,...
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If I delete a photo on ICloud from both my photos and the 'recently deleted' folder, can it still be recovered?

Does Apple still save the image(s) somewhere for an undisclosed period of time, or once it's deleted, it's gone everywhere for good? Thanks.
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Is there a way to recover data that are not yet backup after fixing iphone 7 stuck at apple logo white screen via ios update in itune?

My iphone 7 stuck at apple logo white screen last night and was unable to start. I started googling and found out that the issue can be fixed via iOS update via itune. (I have not updated my iOS ...
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Unable to boot Mac OS and disk utility unable to repair disk after bootcamp delete windows partition

I’am not so sure whether it is related to bootcamp. after deleting the windows partition by bootcamp,the second day the computer can not boot and there is just question mark folder on the screen. when ...
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Recover an unsaved QuickTime recording

I want to recover a QuickTime screen recording I did 4 days ago and did not save. I checked the folder ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/Data/Library/Autosave Information and it is empty....
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Rescuing a scratched dvd using DDRescue cause an output file 5x bigger than the dvd. How do I remedy this?

Using the steps from this previous post, I used ddrescue to read the disk. I left the process un-attended as I knew it could take a while, but upon return, I found that my laptop ran out of space and ...
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Recover Data from Formatted USB

I was applying this command on Wrong External HD diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS GPT /dev/disk3 Now, I want to know, how to recover my files with structure... Before Format /dev/disk3 (internal, ...
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External APFS drive won't mount - invalid o_subtype

Having the unfortunate experience of a potentially corrupted USB drive that won't mount: /dev/disk3 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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How to check that my recovery disk is working correctly?

My iMac has recently stopped working after trying to upgrade the OS (I believe it came from El Capitan). Now, when I boot it I only see the folder with a question mark. When I boot it in "reinstall ...
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I lost my files when I tried to merge folders together

I tried to merge to folders together and then accidentally clicked undo and now my files have just disappeared, they aren't in the bin or anywhere on my hard drive. I'm trying Disk Drill and EaseUS ...
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How Can I Recover My Data From a Failed Fusion Drive Using TestDisk?

I have a 2017 iMac (version 18,3) with Mojave on a 2TB Fusion Ddrive. The volume is not encrypted, no Bootcamp, I created no extra partitions. Aside from the migrated data from my old MB Pro, it ...
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Overwritten Mac note

I was typing and I accidentally hit CmdA (Select All) and then I continued typing. That wiped my entire note and CmdZ (Undo) didn't work. Time Machine and iCloud weren't on, it was locally stored and ...
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How do I access files that are owned by another user?

I recently formatted my Mac Pro and I copied all the files to external drive, I didn’t use TM. After creating a new account on a new OS I can’t open the files, because the old user can’t be located. I ...
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Removing data without formatting the iPhone

Suppose I have a very simply notes app that does not use iCloud. All it does is simply save strings of plain text to files and retrieve them. How securely is the data associated to the app (the text ...
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iPhone XS Max - went into disabled mode

I accidentally dropped my iPhone and part of the screen wasn't functioning. So I entered the incorrect passcode several times (Maybe around 10) and the phone got disabled. Now, I have replaced the ...
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Cannot mount HFS partition - imaged using dd

Running into an interesting problem that I've been at for hours: I imaged the data partition of a hard drive (fs type hfs) using dd. I did not image the entire drive (i.e. I am missing the MBR). I ...
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Is it possible to repair a Mac external hard drive's partition table, without access to a Mac?

I tried to create an NTFS partition on an HFS+ formatted Mac external hard drive, from within Windows. This hosed the GUID table. In order to try to recover the files, I had to turn off journaling, ...
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Recover deleted files macbook pro

Scenario: I was using iCloud storage to save everything within my Documents folder to the cloud. I'd get notifications from apple that I needed to upgrade my storage because I was running out - I didn'...
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Recover accidentally reformatted encrypted drive

My external USB-HDD formatted in HFS+ (journaled) and encrypted was reformatted yesterday by accident to HFS+ (journaled) - but no encryption. The standard data rescue tools fail to find any of the ...
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How to read data from an unreadable drive formatted by a GoPro?

I formatted a 128 GB micro SD card from the factory in a National Geographic Explorer 4 4K 30 fps (a camera like a GoPro). It recorded video and I can play it back. On macOS Mojave 10.14.6, I get the ...
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Recovering HFS+ partition

I have 2TB Toshiba 3.0 HDD. (1863 GiB). I have rewritten accidentally the GPT partition table and I need to recover it. Old partition table. I need to recover it It had FOUR partitions. GPT table ...
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Plugged in hard drive externally and it doesn't show up in Disk Utility but is visible on another computer

My hard drive recently died and I had it replaced on my mid-2010 Macbook Pro (15). The hard drive, when plugged in with a SATA/USB connector does seem to power the 2.5 HDD (the light on the cable is ...
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Urgent - iPhone disabled, rescue data

I have the iPhone 6s of my grandma here. She asked me if I could recover the photos she has made with her iPhone after it disabled itself for some reason. I have already updated it multiple times ...
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Lost folders after upgrading to Catalina. Any chance to recover them?

Two days after upgrading to Catalina, I have noticed that some subdirectories are missing. I'm not exactly sure when these directories went missing as I was on vacation, but here is what happened. I ...
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Will a buyer be able to recover my files if I format my mac HD and sell it?

If I follow the standard procedure for logging out and formatting my Mac before selling it, as described in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065 - Will the buyer be able to recover my files with ...
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Get data from iPhone in DFU mode, by having all the passwords

I have and iPhone 7 in DFU mode, It is blocked during normal use. The iPhone had iOS 11.4, after it crashed following the instructions I tried to update it to iOS 13, but the update didn't go well. ...
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MacBook Pro internal hard drive failure: Missing EFI partition

2 days ago as I opened my laptop (mid 2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina), it booted in recovery mode. Disk utility was showing me my internal hard drive and its partitions : disk0s1 and BOOTCAMP. ...
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How to best untangle messages on multiple apple devices?

Recently I’ve purchased a used MacBook Pro. Clean wipe, started with Mojave then moved to Catalina. The ‘Messages’ app wasn’t working at first. But I think I solved that by logging out of iCloud and ...

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