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Rescuing photos from a crashed iMac

Using advanced tools to read music 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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Connecting the disk to a SATA-to-USB convertor
Connecting the disk to a SATA-to-USB convertor
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)
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying photos!
Ohhhh no! Trouble! Read errors while copying photos!
This chip is was originally part of a external USB disk drive - you might have one around that you can use for this
This chip is was originally part of a external USB disk drive - you might have one around that you can use for this
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
The hard disk inside the iMac - containing the personal photos
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display
The iMac’s innards are visible after removing the display

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