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    Feb 16, 2009
    Exclamation Major disk repair issue
    I had an interrupted update install yesterday, and my computer wouldn't boot up. When I tried to do a disk verify and repair it said the verify failed, and gave the error "invalid node structure." I then tried to do an archive and install and the directory was missing from the drive selection.

    Is there no way to retrieve my personal information without having to erase and re-install? All I want to save are my photos. I've heard about Disk Warrior, are there any other alternatives?

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    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    First things first, start here at step 7 and let us know how it goes:
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    If you're still having problems after going through the trouble shooting steps that cwa107 referred you to, see the following discussion in the Apple forum:



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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    DiskWarrior 4.1.1 is a great tool and the best HDD utility about.

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