using Macs sometimes think that the Mac is more secure and less prone to
disk or OS failures, when in reality the numbers are almost the same as
with a Windows system. The good news is that the Mac OS likes to
save temp files in the trash bin when your system freezes and crashes. All
is not lost until you check these locations for temp files. You can take
advantage of the vast amount of free information on the Net to address Mac
recovery in a still functioning computer running the Mac OS.
If your situation appears to be more serious, for example, when your machine
won't even boot up, your only solution will most likely be
in-house physical recovery. While there are
software recovery programs
written to recover data off the hard drive, most of the time these are
ineffective, especially against viruses or a failed hard drive.
Your best solution to recover data from a Mac is to install the drive as a
slave in another functioning computer and manually copy the files over to
another location. Then restore your Mac operating system and copy the
files back over to the newly restored system. This process is explained in
our computer system recovery
The only real alternative to this is to run daily images of your drive at
days end and then the most data you can ever lose would be 1 day. This
will also save you hours of reinstalling programs and re-tweaking all your
personal settings. This will not help your
current situation - it is advice that you really
should follow once your system is backup and running.
In addition to cloning software, you should also
be backing up any critical data on removable media of some sort, be it a
ZIP drive, a
CD drive, or a
DAT tape drive. As long as
you have your most important data saved (recently),
it won't be such a big deal if your OS files get lost.
For those who have lost data from their MAC system,
click on the options below to recover lost files and data. Recovering from
a MAC demands the same clean environment and recovery expertise as other
OSs, so only trust your recovery to the experienced services of experts.
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