i have a removable usb drive from which my son has deleted some work related files. at any cost i need them back. since it is removable device i can's even use time machine. is there any other way?? thanks in advance for your suggestions.
asked Dec 29 '11 at 04:21
I have a couple of suggestions but can't make any promises (see comment above for an explanation of why!) You could try photorec or scalpel on your Mac (these will require use of the terminal) which are native scalpel file carving programs. My preferred method would be to boot into a live Linux session using Ubuntu, downloading another file carving program called foremost and using that instead (again requires terminal). Another option, if you have Windows as well, is to use the free version of WinHex but this will require manually searching through the harddrive and extracting the files (which is a pretty time consuming and inaccurate way of doing it). Failing that, take it to a PC store and ask them to do it if it's important enough I guess
answered Dec 29 '11 at 12:48