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That’s what I suspected. See the article that I recommended above to verify whether any of these DMG files are legit and have anything recoverable inside. Also, save your scanning session and get back to the disk list to see whether any lost partitions were found and mounted as virtual ones.
Hi there, and thanks for posting. In Disk Drill, what you see is what you can recover. So all recoverable data is clearly listed after the scan, there will be nothing extra recovered once you proceed. Though, I’m not quite sure what you mean by the “option to recover the .dmg disk image of the drive”. Is there a DMG file being located during the scan? Does it look like the image of your drive? Do you know what that DMG file may contain?
This article might help as well: https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/dmg-recovery.htmlOctober 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm in reply to: Massive update to Disk Drill for Mac – version 3.3 #9294
We would be glad to help you out, but this forum is not the best place to handle cases like this one. Please follow these instructions: http://help.cleverfiles.com/troubleshooting-basics/
You can definitely recover files of all kinds and formats with Disk Drill, but the recovery results depend on multiple parameters. Have a look a this article for details: https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/can-i-recover-a-specific-file-with-disk-drill/
Dear Muhammad, if you decided to get the license for Disk Drill PRO, you are welcome to do so here:
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Hi there, it seems that your original files were stored in multiple formats, thus only some of them were recovered, while the larger ones might have been too fragmented and maybe overwritten, so they were not reconstructed. There are cases when only a thumbnail is recoverable.
Hi, I’m really not sure what exactly you are asking about. May be this may help: https://www.cleverfiles.com/help/how-to-recover-lost-files-with-disk-drill-basic/
Did you do your online research on this error? I don’t seem it’s anyhow related to your file activity and might be coming from a deeper system-related configs: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/790599?start=0&tstart=0
Linda, if you did not create a backup of your files, it’s almost impossible to recover them to their _original_ locations, as they are not known. Data recovery works in a way to at least save the data, when the previous (before the deletion) location is also recoverable, you will see it, but you will still have to recover your data to another location and then move the files “back” manually.
The only way to accomplish what you want to do is using a Time Machine backup and restoring the state of your computer to one of those backups in the past. But it sounds like you did not make any backups.
Unless you cleaned your Mac moving all the files to Trash (instead of deleting them right away), and you did not empty the Trash, I would assume the cleaned files are gone and not easily recoverable. You can also run Disk Drill’s data recovery algorithms to see what can be restored, and you might be lucky to have enabled the protection options as well: Recovery Vault and Guaranteed Recovery, if you did, more of your files can still be recovered from within Disk Drill.
So, I believe this case was resolved via email. Thanks for providing the details.
Please check out the newest release, Disk Drill 3.2 (macOS). The issue with the boot drive creation has been fixed: http://www.cleverfiles.com/getdiskdrill
It would really help to know which activation code exactly you are using that fails to be accepted by our activation server. Also, we could not locate your order for Disk Drill PRO or Enterprise by your email address or name. It’s also weird that you are posting on our forums, which are a part of our knowledgebase, which is a help system itself, and has tons of articles and hints on how Disk Drill can be used. Do you have a specific question you are looking to get answered? Also, every “Activation Failed” error has a detailed reply from our activation server that explains what exactly was the cause of the failure, usually it’s either caused by using the code from the previous version of the app, or hitting the limit of allowed activations as to your license.
Please be more specific. We are here to help, but we need details first.
Unfortunately, we are confirming this with the latest macOS. A lot has been silently changed by Apple in Recovery HD which is the basis for boot drives created. We are actively looking into this issue.
Hi and thanks for your question!
Disk Drill’s byte-to-byte ISO/DMG disk image that you can create from within the app has a different purpose. It’s the type of a binary storage that contains not only your live files but also data from the sectors of the original media that were marked as empty. This enables actual data recovery from the backup image instead of the original disk. You may also use some kind of an automation process to restore data from this backup copy, but that wasn’t the initial goal of the backup feature.