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Questions tagged [data-recovery]

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

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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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Does decrypting Filevault2 decrypt files that were emptied from Trash?

On High Sierra (APFS), I read that all files are encrypted from creation to deletion. Upon deletion, the file was unallocated from disk. If a bitstream image of the APFS volume was decrypted using a ...
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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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Recover accidentally deleted data from iOS without third party software

Often it happens that I accidentally delete SMS or iMessage or WhatsApp chat from my iPhone SE running iOS 11.3.1 . Searches on the internet reveal that it is possible to retrieve such lost data using ...
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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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Folders in executable drive converted into 0 byte “Unix Executable” files

I had an FAT32 external drive connected to my MacBook. I accidently disconnected it from my laptop and got the "disk not ejected properly" notification from macOS. I inserted the drive back in and ...
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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 ...
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Recover overwritten Encrypted OS X volume (APFS)

Is there a possibility to recover a 2TB APFS partition that has been altered by a fomatting command to a new 2TB APFS partion (i.e. the real data has not been deleted, encryption password is knonw, ...
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Macbook pro file recovery

I have a hard drive from a 2012 macbook pro that no longer boots. I don't really care about booting from it but I want to copy the files of it. When I plug it in with my SATA-USB rig. It seems to ...
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Extracting data out of an old app on iOS

I have an app from which I'd like to extract some data, it's no longer being updated and will stop working as soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 due to sun setting of 32 bit support. The app contains two ...
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Is it possible to restore a deleted APFS volume?

I accidentally deleted an encrypted APFS volume and created a HFS+ volume, but didn’t do anything else afterwards. Is it somehow possible to restore the APFS volume? I do have the password. It was a ...
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Restore from Time Machine backup from within macOS

I want to restore a remote Time Machine backup on a fresh install of macOS. From what I've read, you need to do this from the Recovery Mode (Command+R). However, the new Macbook Pro (2017) doesn't ...
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Accidentally formatted an exFAT partition to OS X journaled and lost data

I accidentally formatted an exFAT partition to OS X journaled on MacBook Pro and lost data, how to recover?
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How to recover .cpp files emptied from Trash?

About 4 days earlier I deleted my important c++ files along with other files on the desktop by mistake without even realizing and figured it out later. I'm unable to find .cpp files in the deepscan of ...
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Recovering folders in executable drive converted into 0 byte “Unix Executable” files

I had an, MS-DOS formatted external flash drive connected to my MacBook. It had bent a few files at the next. Most probably because of this, when I accidentally brushed my finger against it, it ...
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How to recover an incomplete MOV file made in Photobooth?

I was recording a very important video with Photobooth. Unfortunately, near the end, it ran out of file space. So it was recording, and there is a 1 TB MOVE file there, but the end is missing. This ...
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Copying data in recovery mode - is this a security flaw?

My Mac crashed, operating system error, tried reinstalling OS, no luck.... anyway I need to do a fresh install so I am copying my data off the machine using command line and recovery mode. My ...
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Data Recovery Tool to recover lost Chrome User Data Dirs

I have a folder, either </users/an/downloads/user data> or </users/an/downloads/user datas>, that I've accidentally cmd-opt-deleted. The folder is used to store individual user data ...
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How to recover trashed GUID partition table?

I did something stupid. I ran (something like) diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk2 GPT HFS+ newdisk against the wrong disk. It was one of those moments where you realize what you've done, as you're ...
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Recover partitions after ‘diskutil partitionDisk’ command

I accidentally repartitioned my main storage hard drive, by using the following terminal command on it: diskutil partitionDisk disk2 GPT JHFS+ "Canvio" 0g The hard drive has about 3 TB of data on it,...
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I had to go in to single-user mode, how I can restore my data back?

I had to go in to single-user mode because I couldn't log into my admin account, I made a new account and changed my admin password. Now, on my first admin account, I can search for my files but ...
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How can I restore the previous system state after formatting my Macintosh HD?

I tried to fix my MacBook Pro with Yosemite because it was always stuck on the Apple logo. I've never been in the boot menu and when I tried to open the Disk Utility to repair and verify, the result ...
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will signing out of icloud delete all my notes permanently?

I am supposed to, as part of troubleshooting my iCloud account error messages, sign out of icloud then back in. I get the pop-up that logging out will remove all the Notes from my mac. When i log ...
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Looking for efficient data recovery software [duplicate]

Deleted a folder (just regular old empty trash) on my MacBook Pro internal SSD that I thought I was backed up, turns out it wasn't. I stopped using the computer as to preserve the blocks where the ...
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Can a slightly overwritten APFS container be restored?

I have unintentionally overwritten the first 2 MB of the main APFS container on my Macbook. My work related files and other important stuff are backed up, but reinstalling the whole thing again (...
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Retrieving User files from corrupted OS Install

I have a Macbook Pro that will not boot up, and I would like to grab files from the disk before re-installing. I have successfully booted up macOS on the laptop via an external hard drive, and I can ...