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hpr2929 :: Recovering Files from a Dead MacBook Air

I talk about recovering the files from my wife's dead MacBook Air using an Ubuntu Live CD.

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2019-10-24 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Ubuntu, Mac OSX, File Recovery, Filesystem Repair.
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I talk about becoming a household hero by recovering my wife's files from her dead MacBook Air. Her laptop would not boot, shutting down seconds into the process each time she tried to start it up. I used an Ubuntu Live CD (DVD), with the commands fdisk and fsck to repair the damaged filesystem on the Mac. It still wouldn't boot even with the repaired filesystem, but I was able to mount the drive and copy her files to a USB drive.

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