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    "Mac no longer recognises my drive"

    October 14, 2012  |   By vivi_anne


    could potentially help with deleted files


    risk of permanent damage to hard drive


    I had a few corrupted files on my external hard drive and decided to use Data Rescue. No files were save and now my computer doesn't even recognise the hard drive. I lost everything. All my data, the hard drive ($200) and what I paid for data rescue ($100). Be very careful when using this, and make sure you back up your data before attempting to use this software.

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  • Reply by Prosoft Engineering on October 16, 2012

    Hi Vivi Anne-

    I have a feeling there is more to the story than a few corrupted files. Data Rescue 3 has never destroyed a drive or a Mac by simply scanning the drive. When DR3 scans , its just reading the drive for information. It is possible that what seemed like a few corrupted drives could actually be a partial corrupted direcrtory structure and that can cause your Mac not to boot anymore or a failing drive. We see this all the time with thousands of support calls and emails.

    Here is a how to guide on to deal with a failing drive ( clone it )

    If your interested in trying a few things with me, I would be happy to help you offline and attempt to get your data from this drive.

    You can call 925-426-6306 and ask for Mike , I am the Technical Support Manager.

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