Recover Mac formated HDD

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tintin74
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Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by tintin74 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:33 am

Hello,

I have bought your software, R-Studio, to recover a hard drive that I have formated by mistake. Once the recovery scan is complete, I can see the folder structure, and the folders that I want to recover, however none of the files there can be open, as what ever kind of file extension I try to open, the error states that it cannot open that kind of files, when for exemple I try to open a word document in the Word software.

Any way to work around that?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by Corsari » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:43 am

How was it formatted before than your format event?

Was it HFS+ (apple)? Or something else (e.g. some Linux or Windows)
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Re: Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by Alt » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:49 am

tintin74 wrote:Hello,

I have bought your software, R-Studio, to recover a hard drive that I have formated by mistake. Once the recovery scan is complete, I can see the folder structure, and the folders that I want to recover, however none of the files there can be open, as what ever kind of file extension I try to open, the error states that it cannot open that kind of files, when for exemple I try to open a word document in the Word software.

Any way to work around that?

Thanks for your help.
Have you looked into the Raw Files folder? Many files may be there, unfortunately, without file names and the original folder structure.

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Re: Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by Data-Medics » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:24 pm

It may be that the starting offset of the found file system partition isn't where it's supposed to be. When that happens with HFS+, file/folder structure will all be trying to open at the wrong place. You may just need to manually identify and carve out a custom region with the correct starting offset.

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Re: Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by tintin74 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:30 am

Corsari wrote:How was it formatted before than your format event?

Was it HFS+ (apple)? Or something else (e.g. some Linux or Windows)
Yes, it was formated with HFS+ before.

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Re: Recover Mac formated HDD

Post by Alt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:28 am

Have you looked into the Raw Files folder? Many files may be there, unfortunately, without file names and the original folder structure.

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