Im a graphic artist and the other day my macs harddrive crashed and i lost all my work! whats the best way (if there is any) to retrieve it? It would be really helpfull because now im going crazy and people are waiting for their jobs.
So unfortunately, the hard drive on my 2005 G5 crashed, atleast that's my guess. All it does is click when I attempt to turn it on. I'm fairly good with computers, but when it comes to fixing one - I hand it off to someone with a little more knowledge.
I have two hard drives in the computer - one that's got the OS installed (factory 150GB), and another I use for saving videos, pictures, music, etc (750GB). Now, I'm assuming that because the computer doesn't boot up, that the hard drive with the OS is the one that crashed? Is that a safe assumption?
Secondly, is it possible to recover the application files and other data that's been stored on the crashed drive? If so, how much should I expect to pay? Is it something a local 'work from the home' computer tech could do? The reason I ask is because craigslist is full of guys willing to work on the computer for a decent price.
my hp desktop crashed because of viruses. When I get it restored and whatever i want to install mac osx on my pc. but i dont know how to do it and i dont know what version i could install.its a 2005 hp with intel pentinium 4 3.0 ghz processor, 1 gb of ram, 500 gb hd.
My computer had frozen up so I had to restart it by holding down the power button. After I had done this, I kept getting a recurring kernel panic error. I had taken my MacBook the Apple Store and the tech who looked at it said that my hard drive was no longer good and that I would either have to replace it or purchase a new laptop. Regardless of whether I replace my hard drive or just purchase a new laptop, would there be any way to get my data that I lost off my old hard drive. I have some stuff backed up, but not recent data.
I've been reading this site for a couple of years, this is my first time typing.
Computer crashed, nothing is accessable, at the advice of my nearest mac dealer, I did an erase and restore with my system disks, but now itunes says "all the music for my account has already been downloaded."
My friends iBook hard drive has crashed and I'm in the process of replacing it. However, he had a lot of important data on that hard drive that he needs recovered. Is there any software that you can recommend (for Windows or OS X) that will recover data from corrupt/bad hard drives? I have software for NTFS/FAT32 but don't know of any good ones for HFS.
I cannot believe I am actually in this position, but I accidentally reformatted my lacie 1TB external HD. The files were not overwritten as it was the most basic and quick format option, but they are not accessible.
Can anyone recommend a good data recovery app that works for OS X?
Anyone know what the best course of action would be?
I just messed up the boot folder on my mac. i can get it fixed, but in the meantime can i access its music folder to sync my ipod? I am running 10.7 with a windows boot camp running xp. can i just go into the hidden folders and get the music folder out?
After restarting my computer, all my files have disappeared. The applications are still there but any personal files. It looks like the computer has been reseted by itself. I tried some recovery tools but nothing has been found,k what can I do?
My macbook refuses to boot and freezes with either the blue or grey screen of death. I took my computer to the Genius Bar and the guy said my drive was dead but said I could possibly recover some of my files with an external hard drive. How exactly would I go about doing this? I've searched through posts but haven't really found anything specific. Do I go through Disk Utility or do I need a third party program like Data Rescue? He said to just boot from an external drive and then browse my old hard drive (which does show up in Disk Utility) and move things over.
I have booted the macbook pro using my desktop computer but I want to know if I can go in and transfer files over. Currently I am on the OS X Utilities page and I can't get any further (I don't know what to do from here). I have tried to repair the disk but it says that it can't repair the disk...am I out of luck for my unsaved files or is there anyway to get them?
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
My 500GB external hard drive (Hitachi DeskStar) crashed! The blue light comes on, and I can hear the hard drive spinning, then sounds like it's stuck, or clicking ...
Same thing happens to the internal HD on my iBook G4. Sometimes the internal HD works, sometimes not.
I desparately need to find someway to attempt to either fix the external 500GB HD, or recover the files. The 500GB was my main HD, and I have so much very important data that I need to recover (no backups!).
I have years of research (lots of family history), thousands of pictures (many very old), my personal journals that I've been keeping for years, personal information, letters, documents, family videos, and all of my e-mail.
Somebody was telling me that there is special software that will recognize the HD, and allow you to recover the files.
What would you recommend? At the present I have no money to do anything, but will save up for the recovery software. My uncle is getting me a new hard drive, so I'll have that to back up the files when I have the recovery software ...
My boss accidentally deleted all the messages in his inbox in Apple Mail and since it syncs with the server (mediatemple), they're all gone from the webmail too. Is there anyway to recover these files? I sent a support request to mediatemple to see if they have backups that they can recover too.
We have a tape backup system here at work that backs up his user account. Would there be a specific file to look for that might contain the old messages?
instead of deleting duplicates of my Voicememo because it seemed too complicated, I just lost patience and deleted them all by deleting all files ending in .m4a, but that included all music that came from CDs. How can I bring them back?
Well my 2006 1.83 C2D died last week. I don't think it's the HDD, I believe it's the logic board.
When I boot the machine I get a grey screen with a spinning wheel for infinity. A day before it was doing this at reboot but after 10 minutes or so the logon screen would appear and hte machine would work normally.
The 160GB HDD in the machine is less than a year old having replaced the 60gb drive that fried back then after 3.5yrs hard use.
The machine is no longer worth salvage IMHO and I've ordered a new MBP to replace it, but I need some of the data on the old drive, such as the contents of mail and iPhoto.
If I plug the old drive into a USB cariage and assuming the drive is not duff, is there any easy way to migrate the data?
I have 2 external hard drives one with time machine and the other with movies. I was meant to format the time machine but i formatted the one with the movies. can you recover movie files if the hdd was formatted and if so what is the best program on to use?
I really really need help here to recover my files from the NTFS partition on my machine from my windows installation suddenly won't boot. I switched to OSX to check the NTFS partiton labled "Untitled" and it doesn't display the files and folders inside like it normally does. I also checked the partition info:
I just need to recover my document files for I believe that they still exist in the ntfs partition.
so my mother was using my mac, and she was using word to type something...of course she never saved anything, and i couldnt get a good description of what happened.im thinking she did a show desktop expose' then she lost it some how!
I recently deleted all my Garageband files and emptied the trash by mistake, and I spent ALL YESTERDAY trying to find software to recover it. I spent $100 for Data Rescue 2, which I thought would work, but after talking to their customer service i was informed that DR2 is incapable of recovering "packaged files", hence Garageband. Please i need these files more than anything! Does anybody know of any other program that can recover my Garageband files??
I was trying to remember how you do this exactly, since it said you could when I was restoring it. Anyways, I fully restored my Mini, and I wanted to get my iPhoto off of my Time Machine. However, it says that I don't have permission to drag it off of the Time Machine...maybe I'm doing it wrong (supposed to use a program to do this?)
Downloads folder (when I "Get Info") shows a size of 47 GB and has 117 files.When I open the actual folder and display the contents, only 49 files show up and add up to nowhere near 47 GB. How is this possible and how do I figure out where all those files are?
I accidentally saved a folder from my computer hard-drive named "law" to replace a folder named "law" on my flash drive. (I was trying to back up my flashdrive and completely messed the whole thing up) The folders contained different named files. What I am looking to recover are microsoft 2004 word documents.
I already looked in user/.../Microsoft user data
I just spent 3 days prepping for my law school finals and I just lost all of my class notes and outlines.
I attempted to transfer my iphoto library onto a usb key in order to move it to another computer. The photo's did not transfer and I went ahead and deleted the original files with out knowing. I deleted my files into the trash and then emptied the trash. I've been searching for a free data recovery program and have only managed to download a few trials. Any suggestions other than having a tec recover the files??
I am looking for someone with extensive knowledge of terminal to help me recover some files via single user mode onto a flash drive.
Computer Information: Mac Book Pro (early 08) os x 10.5
Getting stuck at rotating gear screen upon startup. Called support they had me run /sbin/fsck - fy was giving me errors saying wrong directory count and a few other errors and eventually told me it could not repair the volume. I called back once this was done they told me I would have to re-intall wiping everything. Therefore my problem data recovering I am able to observe the files via single user mode (temrinal), I would like to either find a way to backup onto a flash drive or a cd. my fireport is broken and I am unable to use target mode to transfer them off.