Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to Jeffrey McGinnis)
I had a drive do a graceful swan dive and used an app called FileSalvage to recover the contents before it went totally bad. They were williing to work with me to craft the software to find file types that weren't in their standard database. It worked moderately well.
I thought long and hard about spending the money to send that drive to a data recovery firm (with no guarantee that they'd get more off it that was useable) and decided to spend the same amount on some good single malt. Didn't do much for data recovery but I was much happier.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to Jeffrey McGinnis)
While you're sipping that single malt, look on your system drive>users>documents>final cut pro documents>autosave vault. Hopefully you've got it set for some small number.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to Studio X)
Thanks for your help. It turns out that we were able to recover a lot of what we needed with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data recovery — complete with file names and folder structure intact.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Jeffrey McGinnis)
Cheers to a happy ending.