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How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive. By Shawn Hermans After the overwhelming feeling of dread passed, I started to look into file recovery options.

How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive

DataRecovery. Deleted or lost files can sometimes be recovered from failed or formatted drives and partitions, CD-ROMs and memory cards using the free/libre software available in the Ubuntu repositories.


The data is recoverable because the information is not immediately removed from the disk. Follow these steps to recover lost data. You should NOT write to the failed device, as it can worsen a hardware failure, and overwrite existant data in case of lost files . Shut down the affected machine as soon as possible, and restart it from a LiveCD or LiveUSB. Be certain that the "live" cd does not automatically mount any partition or swap space.

Guidelines. Ubuntu Rescue Remix. Version 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) of the very best Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu is out.

Ubuntu Rescue Remix

Same toolkit - updated infrastructure. This release of Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix features a full command-line environment with up-to-date versions of the most powerful free/libre open-source data recovery software including GNU ddrescue, Photorec, The Sleuth Kit and Gnu-fdisk. System Requirements. System Requirements DiskWarrior 4 supports any locally connected Mac OS Standard (HFS) or Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus) disk including Fusion Drives, RAID volumes, journaled disks, case-sensitive disks, FileVaults, Time Machine backups and iPods.

System Requirements

Startup RequirementsDiskWarrior now ships on DVD instead of CD. Starting up from the DiskWarrior DVD requires a PowerPC G4 867 MHz Mac or better (such as a PowerPC G5 or Intel Mac) with built-in DVD drive and a minimum 512 MB RAM. The computer must also have the latest firmware updates installed. Help: Macintosh HD could not be repaired. Are there other options to try?

Help: Macintosh HD could not be repaired

Am I forced to now reformat the hard drive? Yes, there are, you'll need to delete one or more files though: Manually fix Overlapped Extent Allocation Errors without Diskwarrior Overlapped overlapped extent allocation errors can be the bane of any Mac user's existence. Often, these errors go unnoticed until the problem becomes visible: your Mac might refuse to boot, crash unexpected, or worse, critical data might disappear from the Finder.

Migrating from 9 to X FAQ. Used and refurbished Apple products. Guide.doc. How to get a recovery disk for apple ibook g4. Repair Disk Mac. Home » Disk is not working in proper way?

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Repair disk option fail? Mac Hard Drive Recovery Question & Answers. Home » Mac Hard Drive Recovery Question & Answers.

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Posts tagged with datarecovery. Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 Full Retail. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Install DVD - full iso image. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Install DVD - full iso image Type: Applications > Mac Files: Size:

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Install DVD - full iso image

iBook G4 Download. Download Restore Disk & Laptop | Apple | iBook G4 Download | Recovery CD Apple iBook G4 Data Recovery Windows 7 XP Vista Apple iBook G4 Data Recovery Boot CD Download(Version 2.2 Released 05/24/2011) If the data is still on the Apple iBook G4 this data recovery system will find it.This data recovery system is writen for use with the Apple iBook G4!! Windows has crashed and wont start or the system is password protected. How can you get access to your valuable data? If your operating system has just crashed and cant b.....lots more information here. Download IT. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger DVD (PPC) All Mac os versions 9.2.2 to 10.7. Install Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard With An External Hard Drive. Ok so this helped a lot, I was trying to install snow leopard on a 2006 macbook pro 15.4 because my mac hd had failed and would not boot, so I had to format and re-install, lost the original disc. got a disc 10.6.whatever that came with my brothers new 13 mac pro 2011, and of course got the cannot install on this mac message while trying to install.

I reformatted iBook G4 - now I cannot reinstall OS. Thanks so much for your quick responses.

I reformatted iBook G4 - now I cannot reinstall OS

I really appreciate your taking the time to help. This is what I did: Then I tried to reinstall the OS from the original restore CDs (the 3 gray CDs which came with it.) It gets as far as the gray Apple screen, then hangs and freezes (the little 'gear' stops spinning). Use Linux to install OSX from a DMG extracted to a partition - without a Mac DVD - The Linux Community Forum.

I used Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid), on which all the needed apps where available in the repos... also (FYI) I used a Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) .dmg, but I can see no reason this shouldn't work with a 10.6 (Snow Leopard) .dmg, 10.04 (Tiger) .dmg, or for that matter... any other OSX .dmg image. Anyone using this tutorial to install OS X 10.7 Lion may want to take a look at the info in this posting: the last but one posting here:

Use Linux to install OSX from a DMG extracted to a partition - without a Mac DVD - The Linux Community Forum. Ibook g4 formatted and have no disk to reinstall can i recover the data. Ddrescue. [ English | Español | Français | Italiano ] Introduction GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool.


It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors. Ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue mapfiles, shows mapfile contents, converts mapfiles to/from other formats, compares mapfiles, tests rescue status, and can delete a mapfile if the rescue is done. Ddrescuelog operations can be restricted to one or several parts of the mapfile if the domain setting options are used.

The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic. If you use the mapfile feature of ddrescue, the data is rescued very efficiently, (only the needed blocks are read). Ddrescue does not write zeros to the output when it finds bad sectors in the input, and does not truncate the output file if not asked to. Recordable CD and DVD media keep their data only for a finite time (typically for some years). Documentation Download. The Rescue Remix provides a Free-Libre Open-Source data recovery software toolkit based on Ubuntu. Ubuntucat » Blog Archive » Recovering deleted files with a Ubuntu CD. Continued from Recovering Windows files with a Ubuntu CD II: getting your files Introduction Usually when you delete a file from your computer, the file is still there—its space, however, is marked as available for use. Even if you reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows (I had a friend who did this by accident, and I used Ubuntu to save her data), most of your data is probably still there.

Assuming you were able to boot the Ubuntu CD and it properly detected your internet connection, you can use a program called Photorec to recover your personal files. If Ubuntu does not automatically detect your internet connection, and you have access to the internet on another computer, you can download the appropriate two installer files from here and here.

Find a way (by USB key or iPod) to transfer them to the computer running the Ubuntu live session, and double-click libntfs10 to install it, and then double-click testdisk to install it. InstallingSoftware. Main page: Ubuntu Documentation: Installing applications. Note: The Main page is available in multiple languages. Installing software in Ubuntu is easy, and this guide will show you how to do it. By default, many useful programs are already installed when you put Ubuntu onto your computer. However, you may need a particular piece of software that serves a purpose not served by the default applications. You might just want to try an alternative program to one which is already installed. If you'd like to get some background information on what's happening when you install software (which can sometimes be technical), read Packages and Package Management.

See also: FreeSoftwareAlternatives This section covers the basic concepts of packages and package management. GParted Live on USB. The bootable GParted Live image can also be installed on a USB flash drive.