I recently installed an ssd drive in the cd bay of my macbook pro. I use it as the boot drive and as such it requires the standard complement of folders for users (Documents, Pictures, Music …). I wanted to keep my data and pictures safely on the hard disk of the macbook so I created aliases of the Documents, Downloads, Pictures and Music folders on the ssd pointing to the ‘real’ folders on the harddisk. Clever – NOT!
CCC dutifully copied the alias over the real folders, effectively erasing all my data.
I’ve investigated various file recovery options but they all require reconstructing the filenames and folder structures which I think would be unnecessary if I could replace the alias now in the Catalog file with a real folder pointing to the right place in the Allocation table.
—JR, the above is the submission to Bombich forums, Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) author, describing my problem. I read some of your forums and one mentioned new features which might also allow filename and structures to be recovered.
How long? (will it be a short enough time to let me keep the hard disk unmounted til the feature is implemented?).
Hi there. Currently Disk Drill works in read-only mode and won’t rewrite anything on your hard drive. So I doubt we’ll be able to somehow replace selected aliases in your system. You can try Disk Drill any way, as it’s free and will let you preview all its features and recovery algorithms, so you could be sure on what it can do for you.