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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 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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My iPhone 7 Plus died after being exposed to cold weather and a bit of rain. Will I be able to retrieve my data?

My iPhone 7 Plus won't respond to a hard reset. I'm not able to switch it on either. The phone detects the Home button being pressed only sometimes. I haven't backed up my data in a long time and ...
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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I have an app from which I'd like to extract some data, it's no longer being updated and will stop working as soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 due to sun setting of 32 bit support.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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Macintosh HD missing after failed catalog btree rebuilding

There is an I/O error in the hard disk in my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion and as I start it up, a progress bar fills up and then it shuts down on its own. I attempted to recover the files in ...
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The year 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on a Macbook Air

For some unknown reason, the rather important year of 2018 disappeared from the Photos application on an Macbook Air with the latest macOS. The owner insists that nothing was deleted as far as they ...
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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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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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Recover deleted encrypted boot drive, need all data back

Is there a way for me to recover all of my data from an encrypted SSD? MacOS Sierra, MBP early 2013, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD, 2.8 GHz. My computer went black screen due to another problem with my ...
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Recover deleted Encrypted OS X Volume

I'm in the same situation as Recover deleted Encrypted OS X Extended volume but the recovery process did not work, understand there still a potential way to fix this but I need to view part of the ...
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how to restore deleted songs on an iPod touch

I have a collection of several GB of mp3 files that were erased the last time I charged my iPod on my computer. The Apple store representative claims that this sync happens automatically anytime ...
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Data Recovery options for iMac late 2013 1 TB Fusion Drive

My friend's iMac crashed. He took it to an Apple Store and they said the 1 TB HDD was failing. They got him to boot off an external and told him to go home back his stuff up and they can order and ...
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SSD not being recognized by ubuntu linux 14.04 and mountain lion machines

My question is as the title suggests. I have extremely important data in my samsung evo SSD that was in my macbook, and I got too overconfident while doing some repairs and didn't back it up..:( So ...
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Lost Partition on External Hard Drive When Setting Up Time Machine

I had an external hard drive with two partitions (Thing1, Thing2). Thing1 contained manual file backup data and Thing2 was empty and was my targeted drive for Time Machine. I opened Time Machine and ...
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Where does WhatsApp store its 'iCloud Drive backup'

I'm trying to recover data from my partner's phone and iCloud after her phone backup refused to load back onto her phone (one of many options we're pursuing...) One of the main sources of data is ...
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where does windows store icloud drive files created from an iPad?

The MacOS stores icloud drive files locally in ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Where does windows7 store icloud drive files by default? I had not customized the location while installing it in my ...
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how do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer because of hardware failure?

Is it possible to transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer if my hardware failed but the hard disk is ok?
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Recover partition from NTFS drive with folder structure

I ran disk utility and looked for errors on a NTFS drive that was working fine but had been ejected abruptly after the computer was forced to shut down. After that a bunch of errors just appeared in ...
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How to recover Whatsapp chat messages on an iphone after phone number has expired

After my father in law had died, my mother in law kept his iphone which she still has access to. Even after his phone contract expired and his number had been deregistered, she was still able to look ...
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Recover photos from thumbnails in Photos app

When I open some of my pictures in Photos app, an error message occurs: "the volume cannot be found". This is because the pictures were "imported" from the desktop on a previous computer and Photos ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to recover accidentally deleted iPhone app data?

I did something stupid and am hoping there is a fix: I deleted an app on my iPhone (Fyuse) and reinstalled it because it was crashing a lot, in hopes this would fix the crashing issue. I neglected ...
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macOS Sierra - 1.5TB partition is gone after trying to merge two smaller preceding partitions

Just used the dreaded newer Disk Utility to merge two smaller partitions. It seemed that the operation caused my main 1.5TB partition, last on the disk to reappear, empty, with the name of one of the ...
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Data Recovery Options for Unmountable Macbook Pro Hard Drive?

My daughter's 2012 MBP would not load the OS (Lion I believe). She took it the the Apple store and they told her it was a failing hard drive but her AppleCare had just expired. I was able to boot the ...
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Open a corrupted .dmg

My MBP crashed and had some permission issue on booting. I tried some repairs with the recovery session but now it has a kernel panic... I have an external device I can boot from, and I made a copy ...
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iCloud sign out lost note recovery

Bit of a long shot, I was connected to iCloud on my work mac and created some notes. Connecting to iCloud then became no longer allowed on my work proxy so I got a message to sign out. When I signed ...
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Corestorage: Partial recovery from physical disk failure?

I have a MacPro with a corestorage LVG, with three physical drives: An SSD and 2 x 2TB drives. The fourth drive in the system was a Time Machine backup disk. The backup disk and one of the 2TB drives ...
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I apparently have a defective hard drive

I noticed my Mac ticking like a clock and turned it off - it obviously hadn't switched off properly. When I reboot I get a flashing question mark, so I tried booting with ctrl+R. Computer does not ...
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Time Machine drive doesn't mount; exit code 8

My Time Machine backup disk is borked. Normally, I'd just reformat and re-run the backup, but that disk also has a folder of pictures separate from the Time Machine files that I need to recover. The ...
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Accidentally wrote over external hard drive with an img file using dd

I had two partitions, one "clear" and one encrypted. Had my iPhoto library. On the encrypted partition. I am slightly panicking now. Any ideas on how to recover my data? Various relevant outputs;...
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How do I get my iPhone's entire text history, accessible from my computer?

I did this successfully some time ago by (i believe) finding the place where they were all stored in my iPhone backups and using an application to read the files. They were all there, in one place -- ...
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Recover images from iPhone - creating image

I am following the steps from this site to recover deleted images from iPhone (I've tried other softwares, nothing has worked so far). When I follow these steps, at the end I get the iphone.img file, ...
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A Drobo, Time Machine, and lots of missing data

I have a Drobo connected to my Mac. It has been used for storing large video files, keepsakes and other miscellaneous data. I also use it as a Time Machine backup drive. Today, I went to look for ...
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Failing hard drive – Will it affect the integrity of my data?

I have a failing hard drive on my current MacBook Pro (it is having a symptom that I previously had on a failing hard drive on a MacBook – clicking drive noises). I'm backing up my hard drive quite ...
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How can I restore deleted contacts from iPhone 4s?

My wife and I both have 4s models and we both downloaded iOS 7 and now we have all contacts (hers and mine) on both phones. I started to delete some of hers on my phone and it deleted the same ...
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Restoring Notes on macOS High Sierra

I would like to view some old notes that were deleted. I read online that the notes are stored through: ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes: NoteStore.sqlite files. OR ~/Library/...
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trying to Recover an HFS+ Partition The table looks fine but Disk Utility and fsck_hfs failed

I have been trying to recover my partition, on another mac, running Sierra, first I tried the usual, disk utility, and I got a list of "missing thread record" like this Then I moved into TestDisk and ...
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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 ...