OT: Data recovery from incomplete CD
devin_asay at byu.edu
Mon Jun 22 23:46:51 CDT 2009
On Jun 22, 2009, at 7:25 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> stephen barncard wrote:
>> I think she's talking about a data disc that didn't get finalized
> Right. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Toast doesn't see anything
> on the disk either. But now I'm thinking maybe all these utilities are
> correct and the disk really is empty. I suspect that the 90%
> I saw was the Finder creating a burn folder (I was too distraught to
> much attention at the time.) The actual burn may never have happened.
> It's hard to tell looking at the CD itself whether those lines in the
> center are new or are part of its original state.
> And here I thought this stuff always happened to somebody else.
Try reading the disk with a Linux system if you've got access to one.
A few weeks back the hard drive in my daughter's MacBook died. I
pulled it out of the computer and put it into an external enclosure.
Nothing I did on my Mac could even see it. Not Disk Utility, not Disk
Warrior, not Apple's diagnostic disk, not command line utilities. I
mentioned this to a friend who just recently became a Linux user. We
connected the drive to his Linux box and boom! It showed up
immediately. I was able to copy all of the data off of it before I got
her a new HD.
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