undelete not possible

Using TestDisk to undelete files
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undelete not possible

#1 Post by RPM70 »

Hi there,

I am trying to recover files on a 2010 Macbook pro which have been deleted after accidentally emptying the trash.

I really like the testdisk tool, but unfortunately after closely following the steps mentioned in the instructions, I do not see the option undelete for the MBP hard disk.

What am I doing wrong, or is it not possible because if I try the steps on an external disk, I do see this option and can retrieve deleted items.

Looking forward to your tips.

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Re: undelete not possible

#2 Post by arawan »

I'm having the same issue. Trying to recover some deleted files from my Macbook Pro, but the "undelete" option does not exist. Anyone?

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Re: undelete not possible

#3 Post by cgrenier »

Undelete is available for FAT12/16/32, exFAT, NTFS, ext2 but for HFS+/HFSX used by Mac OS.
Try PhotoRec instead but it doesn't recover the filenames and it doesn't know how to distinguish between used and free space on HFS+/HFSX, so it will recover a lot of files you can access normally.