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urbanriot
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Recovering deleted folders, best software (?)

A family member permanently deleted some files from her Macbook and didn't run it for more than a day before giving it to me, so there's a good chance recovery will be fine.

I'd like to recover the deleted folders with names still intact and I'm having difficulty locating the right product to do it.

- Photorec will bring the pictures she lost but they'll have non-discernable folders / names.

- Stellar Pheonix is an app someone suggested to me, but it seems like its using Photorec's source code since its also signature based and the results seem to be the same.

Does anyone have any proper recovery software to recommend that they have personally used that will allow me to 'undelete' the deleted folders with names intact?

I've DD'd the drive which I can mount in Windows if someone's preferred HFS+ recovery application is Windows based. I have both Apple and Windows based computers available for me to use.

Thanks in advance!


not quite right
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The file names will not be included as they are not actually stored in the file but rather in the systems catalog/ b-trees. As soon as the file is deleted, the information will be removed and the space recycled and overwritten.
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urbanriot
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So what you're saying is the files can only be recovered with whatever random name the recovery application gives it?


not quite right
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That's what I'm saying, no way around it. That's the price people pay for still being naive about properly backing up their data in this day & age.
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urbanriot
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Well good to know we can't get the file names.

Back to the important aspect of my original question, does anyone have any proper recovery software to recommend that they have personally used that will allow me to 'undelete' the deleted folders?


not quite right
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I don't of any free ones, but this works well : »subrosasoft.com/software/filesalvage
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urbanriot
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said by not quite right:

I don't of any free ones, but this works well : »subrosasoft.com/software/filesalvage

Not looking for free... looking for the best based on personal experiences. This one seems to be the same as the other two, recovers based on file signatures.


Black_Mage
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There's a utility called Diskwarrior that might do that you need.


urbanriot
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said by Black_Mage:

There's a utility called Diskwarrior that might do that you need.

I came across Disk Warrior but its information reads as a utility one uses in a situation involving corruption rather than an outright recovery product... the testimonials suggest the same as well. Unfortunately they don't offer a trial at least to see what it can do.


phatlazybum
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reply to urbanriot
I have had good look with Wondershare Data Recovery. I was in a similar situation, and it helped me recover the lost photos. They offer a trial, which won't let you restore the files, but it will show you what it found.

»www.wondershare.com/data-recovery-mac/

modelamac

join:2002-04-13
Waterford, MI
reply to urbanriot
Data Rescue. Not free, but is well worth the $. It has saved my bacon twice.


meister_sd
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I personally use Data Recovery 3. I've used it a few times, but as another user said, the file names are not as they were nor are the file structures - that means if you knew where it was you can't see it with this program. It just "recovers" everything in one file directory. But a good program at the price!
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