How can I recover a Mac hard drive?

Cindi September 22, 2011

What is the best last chance way to try to recover a Mac hard drive?

  1. Adrieltan
    September 23, 2011 at 2:53 am

    If you have a damaged system, you can take out the hard drive out of your computer, put it in a enclosure. Back up your data, and install back the OS from the disc. If the hard drive is really hard to take out (e.g. 2008 imac) but has firewire, you can use firewire target disc mode. You will need a firewire cable and another mac that supports firewire too. backup your stuff again and reinstall the OS
    ifixit has good tutorials on how to do such stuff.

  2. Mike
    September 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    What type of recovery are you looking for? Do you want to recover files, or do you have a damaged system, ...?