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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:06 PM

My mac screwed up in the middle of an update. I don't want to lose all my pictures. It can boot to guest or utilities, I don't know how to get the pics off the computer to restore or restore with out wiping the entire hard drive, I didn't back up unfortunately.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:12 PM

If you have the latest file system, APFS, then you will need to use recovery software.

 

I cannot vouch for this software. It will try to recover up to 1GB for free. But, I am not sure if this product has a bootable disk. You may need to attach the drive to another MAC to do the scan. Contact customer service. 

 

https://iboysoft.com/mac-data-recovery/free-mac-data-recovery.html

 

If you have HFS+ then you might be able to recover with a live linux disk like Mint Cinnamon. I believe the latest version can mount HFS+ as read only allowing you to copy to a USB external drive but I cannot confirm that.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

Can't I just take the hard drive out, and put it in another system.  Dump the data I want to keep onto the other system, and then put the data drive back on the clunker before doing a complete restore?  



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:10 AM

If the other system is a MAC with the same file system and the files are not encrypted then it should work. I don't believe you would be able to pull the data with the drive attached to a Windows computer.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

Before trying anything else I would boot into safe mode and install a combo update to see if it would fix your Mac.






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