Mac data recovery questions

Posted on 2004-11-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I accidently format my Mac external hard drive and there are many important files. I would like to ask what are good softwares that I can use to recovery files ?

Question by:mingchih
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    It would be expensive, but you can give the drive to DriveSavers data recovery service:
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    I don't know about software to run on a mac - but for a pc running windows I'd try:

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    Only quick one for now, but I promise I'll check for your progress in an hour or two
    Links and very brief descriptions

    - data rescue x (prosoft) around $90 (try this one - the eval. will let you scan the hdd and see if/what recoverable) Use all possible modes for scan (thorough + content scan) you can get small amount of data - that's the limitation of the program

    - Stellar Phoenix Macintosh   (for $300 these guys must be crazy!   --   program starts from PC with Mac hdd attached as secondary)
    - disk warrior (invasive - fixing tool, some recovery options)
    - TransMac (to access mac files from PC - not applicable in your case i suppose)
    - DiscGuardian  

    Let us know, and may Mac be with you!
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    Thank you much.    : )

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