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How to recover deleted files

How to Undelete deleted files?

Deleted Files from Trash, can it be recovered?

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Here's a free program called Mac Data Recovery. http://www.macintosh-data-recovery.com/m...

If you have written more data to your hard drive, the old files may have been overwritten. The sooner you attempt recovery the better. If possible download the recovery program on another Mac and do the recovery attempt in Target Mode. Remember you will need a destination disk to store these recovered files and that it may take several hours. I like to use an external drive to recover to.

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Any REAL recovery tool is gonna cost money. Even the free downloads just let you preview the recovered files, but won't go beyond that. .

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The program lets you find for free but you need to buy to recover. Still you can find out if there is anything useful to recover before buying. +

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Frankly I use Tech Tool Pro. Majesty is probably right about the freebies not doing the full job.

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I would not be so sure about "REAL recovery tool is gonna cost money". The testdisk/photorec which are free do an excellent job. The UI is not for everybody that is for sure, but otherwise work very well.

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I long looked for this free program, thanks!

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Here's some other recovery programs others have tried for Mac OS-X:

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I have ever meet the same problems on my mac, the data are not really deleted from the hard disk, it can be recovered with professional data recovery software. No matter the data was deleted by misoperation, formatted, or disappear by unknow reason. Download the best mac data recovery software and follow the wizard step by step, and the lost files comes back.

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No matter how you delete your important files, AppleXsoft Data Recovery ( http://www.applexsoft.ocm/ ) enables you to recover lost files with a jew clicks

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yeah! deleted files from trash can be recovered. Actually whenever you delete anything from your hard drive it don't get deleted for forever, it remains in the hard drive only and remain there till the time it is not overwritten by something else. Try some data recovery software for Mac for sure you will get back your all the deleted files.

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You can find Data Rescue 3 here:

http://to.ly/stdS

It is not free, but will let you see what it can recover and will recover one test file without a purchase.

As for firewire target disk mode, the hard drive should show up as if it were an external hard drive on the other Mac, with or without any data recovery software. You may even be able to copy the files over directly, and not bother with the recover software.

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Try using Disk Drill for Mac, if you want a paid program to recover the data. It's fairly good for a paid program but will only let you preview the files in the free version. Sometimes you can recover a handful of files, but you will have to pay if you want to recover everything.

If you want a free program, try the free recovery tools from MiniTool. There is a paid version if you want or need it.

However, you have to make sure you DO NOT USE THE MACHINE until you recover the data. Using it will put the data in jeproady and potentially ruin the chance to recover it. Put the machine aside and do not use it until you can recover the data. Once you recover the data you can use it again. The best practice is to do this ASAP if you delete something you need.

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