Recovering data from macbook pro hd


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my computer showed the question mark folder ar the beginning. Tried to perform internet recovery but didn't show any available hd to install it. Went to buy a HD enclosure, took the hd out and downloaded HFSExplorer. When connected it shows 3 partitions, but just reads #3 which is the recovery partition. For #1 and #2 it shows the following message:


Invalid HSF type.
Program supports:
HFS_PLUS
HSFX
HSF_WRAPPED_HSF_PLUS
HSF
Detected type is (UNKNOWN)



Is my data totally lost or may I use different software to try to retreive it?


Thanks in advance!
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

-Which version of OS X was it running?
-Did you have FileVault enabled?
-Are you trying to read/access this hard drive using a Windows PC (since you are using HFSExplorer)?

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If data has not been overwritten then, possibility of recovering data is more. Just try with this recovery tool http://remorecover.com/mac/data-recovery-mac-10-5.html Good luck....

Note that product is for OS 10.5 only. Also, I could not find that product at all via a google search, to see if it has been updated,

For the op, you need to answer Cory's questions first, before trying anything. As it is, it sounds like you are using Windows tools, and thus his question about using a Windows PC versus a Mac.
 
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It is really a problem. Unfortunatelly data recovery will never give you a 100% guarantee. There is always a chance that recovered partitions will be damaged or will not open the right way. But if there is no other option then you should try everything you can. I can recommend at least two free utilities: Disk Drill (http://www.cleverfiles.com) and Recuva (https://www.piriform.com/) They are both very easy to use! Good luck! ;)
 
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It is really a problem. Unfortunatelly data recovery will never give you a 100% guarantee. There is always a chance that recovered partitions will be damaged or will not open the right way. ;)

That is why one needs to perform disk cleanup/maintenance/repairs as often as possible. Myself, I am cleaning off unneeded stuff from each of my machines every day, and also do more extensive cleanup/maintenance/repairs as an integral part of my weekly processing (also do a backup of each of my machines to two separate external drives).

I know which tools to use for Mac partitions, but not sure what would needs to use with a Windows partition.
 
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