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I accidentally formated iMac drive and lost data. How can I recover the iMac's HD data??

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Jun 14, 2013 6:13 AM

I accidently formated an iMac HD that I had connected to my MBP in target disk mode. (I also had a new WD harddrive connected to my MBP at the same time and was supposed to format the WD drive in disk ultility but clicked the wrong drive. I still can't believe what a boneheaded thing that was to do..)


Anyway, can I recover the files on the iMac and if so, how can it be done?


I can only connect to the iMac via target disk mode because the iMac display is not working.


I have not zero'd out the iMac's HD or written anything to it so I assume the data should be there all fully intact for the most part.

2.16 GHz MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4)


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