[OT] Plea for help

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 06:46:34 EDT 2011


On 10/16/2011 03:26 AM, Tim Selander wrote:
> I used Disk Warrior with great success many times in the OS9 days; not 
> sure if they still are around under OSX.
>
> I have also had success with "Data Rescue" from Prosoft Engineering. 
> It doesn't 'fix' the disk, but scans the disk and copies off files it 
> finds to a second disk (so you need another disk of equal or larger 
> size). Takes a long time but recovered stuff from a severely damaged 
> disk.
>

Thank you everyone for your ideas.  I found that I had Data Rescue II, 
that I bought a few years ago, backed up on a CD; so I have installed 
it; bought a 2TB external drive (currently grinding away being "diced 
and sliced"), and, at least theoretically, am ready to run; a process 
that, I imagine, will take about a week.

I ran a Demo of R-Studio for Mac, which, while being very slow indeed, 
did at least show that the partitions, with their data, are "There", 
rather than deleted.

I wish there were a simple way just to reset the MBR (or whatever it 
is????) so the partitions would be recognised again, but that is too 
much to hope for.




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