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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. *** Download the live CD/USB *** The live Remix provides a full shell environment. 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.

Disk Utility can detect, but not fix overlapped extent allocation errors, and certain third-party utilities, such as Alsoft Diskwarrior, can fix them, but generally without reporting the consequences. Overlapped extent allocation error occur when the file system thinks that two files are occupying the same area on the hard disk, hence overlapping on the same "inode," which is the structure which holds the location of the data blocks the file occupies, and also file permissions and flags. Migrating from 9 to X FAQ. WARNING: If you use Guest accounts in Snow Leopard, a bug has been that wipes the guest account contents entirely. 10.6.2 resolves this issue according to Apple.

Migrating from 9 to X FAQ

It may related to an earlier 10.4 bug that I indicated below, about using the Migration Assistant between PowerPC and Intel Macs. Instead if you have done so, be sure to backup at least twice and if necessary, rename the Guest account something else and give it admin access until the issue has been resolved. You can also migrate from PowerPC to Intel Macs using the user tip on: migration to Mac OS X means that if you want to run Mac OS X as smoothly as possible, you'll want Mac OS X native applications and hardware. The migration to Mac OS X went in these stages: 1. Used and refurbished Apple products. Guide.doc. How to get a recovery disk for apple ibook g4. Repair Disk Mac. Home »

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(View popular tags) Displaying 1 through 50 of 82. Subscribe: Working on an old version of Filemaker Pro (7) in Windows, I created an alias (shortcut) of the main database, opened it and lost everything. Help? [more inside] posted by StopMakingSense on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 answers. 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:

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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.

Anyway like suggested I used the snow disc to get to disc utility menu, got a hold of a 10.5 leopard .iso install file, used a partition on an external hard drive and turned that into a mac cd installation drive (using your instructions) but then even though it showed up as a boot disc when choosing disk to boot and restart off of, it would not actually come up when the comp restarted. Thanks again and sorry my excitement at getting this to work, refuses to make this an easy read.

I reformatted iBook G4 - now I cannot reinstall OS. Thanks so much for your quick responses. 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). That is the reason I attempted to fix it another way.

Joemikeb, I didn't try to install the Leopard that came with my MacBook, but a full install retail version I purchased. my question is have you tried booting from the Panther install CD in the CD drive of the iBook and if not, why not? Use Linux to install OSX from a DMG extracted to a partition - without a Mac DVD - The Linux Community Forum. 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. 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. 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. GParted Live on USB. The bootable GParted Live image can also be installed on a USB flash drive.