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Recovering files from a crashed drive

Using advanced tools to read files from a faulty disk

Oct. 15, 2020 -

This week I received a message from someone with a iMac that crashed. It contained more than 50.000 photos, covering two decades of personal history. As there was no backup, it was up to me to attempt to safe as much as I could. Could I possibly recover the personal photos?

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Reading files from the salvaged disk - if you understand Dutch you’ll understand the personal nature of these photos (‘bevalling’ means birth)
Reading files from the salvaged disk - if you understand Dutch you’ll understand the personal nature of these photos (‘bevalling’ means birth)
It doesn’t hurt to be nice to the damaged disk... “pleasssssse little disky... give me the photos!” - But don’t touch the chips!
It doesn’t hurt to be nice to the damaged disk... “pleasssssse little disky... give me the photos!” - But don’t touch the chips!
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Crashed iMac on my desk - ready to be opened
Running macOS “First Aid” from Disk Utility
Running macOS “First Aid” from Disk Utility
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying photos!
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying photos!

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