Recovery from a drive that had a byte by byte image applied

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Recovery from a drive that had a byte by byte image applied

Post by digi_vidkid » Thu May 17, 2012 12:00 am

I have been given the task to determine if data can be recovered from a Mac HFS+ Hard Drive that accidentally had a byte by byte image restore done to it. Is this possible? The person who did the accidental re-image stopped the re-image at 90% once they realized the mistake. The capacity of the HD and the image were the same.

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Re: Recovery from a drive that had a byte by byte image appl

Post by Alt » Thu May 17, 2012 2:45 am

Unfortunately, when the image was restored to the disk, its data overwrote the data on the disk, at least 90% of it. When the data is overwritten, it's gone, and nothing can be done about this. You may try to scan for known file types the last 10% of the disk in attempt to find something, but chances are really low.

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