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Using another computer to read documents from a broken hard disk

Using advanced tools to read documents 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
The display is fixed using Torx screws - it can be a little tricky to remove the screws as the magnets easily catch them!
The display is fixed using Torx screws - it can be a little tricky to remove the screws as the magnets easily catch them!
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!
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac
Connecting the salvaged disk to another Mac
Removing the glass panel using suction caps
Removing the glass panel using suction caps

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