MacBook Pro :: Deleted Startup And Recovery Drives - How To Get Back All Info From External Hard Drive

Jun 2, 2014

I deleted my startup and recovery drives.  I still have every thing on external hard drive but cannot get my drives back on internal drive.  Is there anyway to get those drives back and get all my info from my external drive back on my computer?

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MacBook Pro

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Had a look around online and made some changes (well thats what I thought) and I was able to transfer files form my MacBook onto the external hard drive. 

What I then figured out was that there was nothing left on the hard drive except for the two file sI just transferred.. 

It turns out I deleted everyting without noticing.

The stpes I followed was to go to disk utility then select the hard drive and click erase (not knowing this would erase evrything). 

So now I have two files on my hard drive and no idea how to recover the 'delted' files. 

I tried using Disk Drill, which found the files but then it said I need to buy the full version to recover them. 

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Aug 14, 2010

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Apr 21, 2009

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Apr 8, 2010

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Dec 25, 2009

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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