Thread: Mac File Recovery
04-28-2014, 12:11 PM #1
Mac File Recovery
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I have a Mac that was returned to me for us to put back in inventory. As I am reviewing files to backup prior to reissuing, I noticed it was factory resetted. How can I go back and see if any files or folders were removed? Or how can I tell what software did the machine have before it was reset? Any help is appreciated.
04-28-2014, 03:54 PM #2
If it was reset to factory settings, then some files and folders will have been removed.... no doubt.
To see what apps were on there before it was reset, you can't ... unless you have a previous backup of that machine.
You can spend a few thousand dollars ( or the equivalent thereof ) and ask a specialist company to " try " ( and I really mean " try " ) to recover some lost data.
Probably not the answer you were looking for, but I just wanted to manage your expectations.
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04-28-2014, 11:44 PM #3
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