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Old Drive lost header information
Jesse Beals, Photographer
Tracyton | WA | USA | Posted: 9:00 PM on 01.29.13
->> Anybody have an idea how to recover files off an old drive that lost its header information. Drives was about 80% full and crapped out.
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Jim Cowsert, Photographer
Dallas | TX | USA | Posted: 9:58 PM on 01.29.13
->> If Mac and still spinning, then DiskWarrior. They have great customer support, call them before you purchase and explain the problem. Great program to have for a Mac to keep your drives from crapping out for non-mechanical reasons. Run it once a month to keep your machine running fast and detect any problems before they happen.
I used it earlier this month to recover over 300 gigs of data on a failing drive.
Best $100 bucks I've spent on my Mac.
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Victor Biro, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 9:14 AM on 01.30.13
->> Before you spend any money try out TestDisk ( on the Trinity Resource Kit (

It is free of charge and has recovered accidentally formatted and corrupted disks for me.
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Steve Violette, Photographer
Gulf Breeze | FL | USA | Posted: 9:17 AM on 01.30.13
->> another vote for DiskWarrior - has saved my bacon in the past
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Baron Sekiya, Photographer, Photo Editor
Hilo | HI | USA | Posted: 4:50 PM on 01.30.13
->> If all else fails you can use SpinRite, but SR only runs on a PC not Mac. It will recover PC, Mac, Linux, DOS, whatever format hard drives.
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