external Hdd HFS

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external Hdd HFS

#1 Post by lysium » 14 Aug 2016, 16:33

hi,

i have external hdd that was formatted with HFS or HFS+, my son accidentally format the hdd to fat32.
how can i recover the file? what should i use testdisk or photorec?

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Re: external Hdd HFS

#2 Post by cgrenier » 15 Aug 2016, 21:47

You can try testdisk to recover the HFS partition. Once it's done, if the filesystem is corrupted, try PhotoRec but unfortunately it will not recover the original filenames.

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#3 Post by lysium » 16 Aug 2016, 12:53

thank you for the reply i will try it.

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#4 Post by Taxicletter » 14 Sep 2016, 16:22

I have more or less the same problem.

I have an external SDD harddrive (the harddrive from my broken MacBook), HFS+ formatted. Before the MacBook crashed, I changed the main user account, which deleted all (hidden) files. One of them was a xxxx.manager file (manager.io is an accounting program).

I only need THAT file, nothing else. Is the fact that it is an SDD drive a problem?
Some recovery programs only let me search for common filetypes, not exotic once like ".manager" files. Can TestDisk recover this file and how do I do that?

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Re: external Hdd HFS

#5 Post by cgrenier » 14 Sep 2016, 19:33

testdisk will not help and photorec can be usefull only if it know this file format.
Can you share some .manager files ? (Dummy data is ok)

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