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 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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How to reclaim deleted MacOS partition or Container

So a little of background and I have doing research many page but have not found the solution yet. I tried out Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 10 on my MacBook. Then I accidentally deleted the ...
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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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Why are all files missing from a .sparsebundle?

My wife has a 2020 Intel MacBook Air, and she keeps some sensitive files inside an encrypted sparsebundle file. I set this up for her years ago and it's been working fine. Yesterday, she opened the ...
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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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How to get photos and vídeos to a MacBook from an iPhone that is stuck in the loading screen?

TLDR I would like to obtain my photos and videos from my iPhone before I opt to restore it. iPhone is stuck // frozen on apple logo loading screen Preferentially, via CLI Context My iPhone was almost ...
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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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Where is GarageBand mapped on hard drive?

I had a late-2015 MacBook Pro 15” that I recently submerged in water. I pulled out the 256GB SSD. Just bought a MacBook Pro 16” 1T. I connected the 2015 SSD to the new laptop via USB-C and opened ...
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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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help recovering dual booted encrypted partition displaying FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I have actually found this similar post that Klanomath had provided a guide to but I have become stuck at step 6. this is what I was able to do and this is where I am stuck
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Restore macOS Mojave Stickies app RTFD files in macOS Catalina

When a Mac authorised dealer was migrating my MacBook Air 2015 (early) 250 Gig data from a 500Gb SSD to my new Catalina MacBook Pro 2020 2 Terabyte, my data was corrupted and somehow the dealer also ...
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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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Recover an overwritten Mac note

I was changing the fonts and accidentally selected all the content of the note which got overwritten. Command + Z doesn't seem to work and I have no backup. Is there a way to recover? I have tried the ...
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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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