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How to get the data back from my mac hard drive.

My macbook pro (end of 2006 edition) died last year, the hard drive totally stopped working, i took it to the mac store and they said it was the hard drive that died, and that i need to get a replacement.

So i've taken the hard drive out, even trying to connect it to another computer just to double check, but nope its dead for sure.

so what do i do now? when the best solution, i am thinking its going to be really expensive?

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I use this utility quite a bit. It is available and has good tutorials. http://www.data-recovery-iphone.com/reco...

Looks like someone posted to a very old thread and resurrected it.

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Don't. Actually, if that happen, the first thing you have to do is stopping saving any data on that drive of your Mac.

https://www.tunesbro.com/data-recovery-f...

Now you are given a chance to get back your data. Tunesbro Data Recovery for Mac (Data Recovery for Windows) is a powerful hard disk recovery software which can effectively retrieve various lost files such as MS Office files, photos, audios, emails etc. due to formatting, corruption or accidental erase.

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When a file is deleted from your computer, the hardware doesn't actually remove the file. It marks that section as "deleted," but it leaves the actual contents alone. It's possible that this deleted data will eventually be overwritten, but if you get at it soon enough it should be intact.

https://goo.gl/fbE7u4

I don't think Windows has a built-in way to restore deleted files, but there are programs you can use to get them back. Here's a list of data recovery programs that you might choose.

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Your best option for data reco is DataRescue, other than using a multi-thousand dollar professional service. It's good software and I've used it before myself to recover my own data.

However, if the drive is not totally fried, such as if you can see it not necessarily mount it though, or it fails on a verify, then you should try DiskWarrior which has never failed to rebuild a directory for me. It's also very handy to have around, I keep a bootable DVD in my laptop bag.

Of course, the cheapest method for data recovery is none at all, preventative measures such as backing up may seem like a hassle or expense now, but a good $50 external drive today and an hour a month will save you in the end.

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Hello,

Firstly, you should check that whether did your files really “permanently” deleted.

I would recommend you to download some file recovery software to scan for deleted files.

You can find many software online, many of them have free trial version, you can use them to check whether could you find deleted files back.

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Hey, the thing you need to solve your situation is to fix your hard drive first. After that you can start to find ways to recover your data.

Actually, fix a hard drive is a little bit like formatting the hard drive-all the data will lose after the repair.

So you need to use tools to recover your data. You can check this post to see more details you may need: http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-ma...

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Dear My laptop hidisk is diconnected and I want connect

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Well how is it broken? Does it not respond? Or does it give an error or something?

I had one fail once, but that was the USB interface, I sent it back to the company and they replaced the USB interface for me for free... So it really depends what the problem is. If it is the hard drive, you are out of luck, but if is a problem with the USB board or something, you could possibly get that fixed and the files may still exist. It can help you work out about how to recover lost data from broken hard drive.

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What i suggest is if you want to recover your lost data from the dead hard drive, then go for the Stellar data recovery services company. They have experts you can tell you how much data can be retrieved before charging you.

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Just to clear up that FREE label. Disk Drill is not free. It is ransomware like all the others. The free versions shows you the recoverable data but you need to pay to actually recover it.

I am not making a judgement on that sales technique but would hate to think of desperate people wasting hours downloading, installing , scanning then finding out it's not free. None that I have found are free.

but I recommend using Tunesbro DiskGeeker, this is a powerful data recovery for mac, which can easily recover deleted files/data from Mac book without data loss.

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What to do depends on what you want to try to recover and just how important it is to you and how much there is. To start the recovery process you'll need access to the drive and somewhere to put the data recovered. An external adapter or external enclosure is needed. The first thing to try would be Disk Utilities, then something like TechTools Pro or DiskWarrior. If the drive is totally unresponsive you can buy an identical drive and replace the board. After that your looking at some real money. There's a place in Amarillo that runs about $350. Then you can go to my web site for a link to high end recovery experts but your looking at minimum $1500: http://www.rmayerii.com/

Those external backup drives and Time Machine start to look really good after this. I've done several recoveries from Time Machine and they're a snap. Maybe next time.

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mark, just in case this should be an issue:-) I do agree with all answers that have been stated on here before. There are a few things that need to be considered. First off, the economics of this undertaking. How important is the data to you that is on the drive, like mayer said, this stuff can get very expensive. If the data is of lower importance, there are a few options that I find worthwhile exploring. What type of failure is your drive having? If it is a head crash, That is bad and automatically disqualifies the DIY'er from fixing it since you need a clean room, You know like a Biolevel 4 lab etc. But may be it is a firmware issue related to the ROM chip on your drive? Or a failure of the logic board that is connected to your drive. Now what I would at least try and do is to replace the logic board with a logic board from an identical drive and replace the damaged board with a new logic board. Matching the make, model, and even the lot numbers of the drives would also be beneficial. I have done this a few times with some other drives and had some good success. Here are a couple of resource about the HDD failure etc. http://www.dataclinic.co.uk/hard-disk-fa... and http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-20-20...

Again it depends on your data and the importance of it. Good Luck

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If you facing the data loss scenario from hard drive of Mac system? Actually I have utilized Mac drive data recovery software its much effective than other recovery tool. It really made my dead drive alive.

See more details at Recover Lost Data from MacBook Hard Drive

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