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How can I recover data from damaged HD

Replaced HD in iMac, but how can I recover the data off the damaged HD?

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Remove the drive and use either an external enclosure or a universal adapter. Plug it into another computer and drag and drop. Go for your user data first as sometimes you only get one shot. Next you can try running Disk Utility to repair it or more sophistication repair programs such as Tech Tool Pro.

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Here are detailed steps for you to rescue your contents there: 

1). Do not overwrite this hard drive in case of real data loss problems.

2). Scan it with data recovery software to see whether all of your wanted contents inside this drive could be restored. There are always many data recovery tools online. Just select one for your hard drive , like uFlysoft, iCare Data Recovery Free, 4Card Recovery and TestDisk, etc.

3). Save and back up all restored data on a different drive in case of data loss. 

Never forget to make data backup again in the future.

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