Recover Data from Apple Computer when Receiving Prohibitory Sign (2015)

June 27, 2015 by Michael Diez

What you will need?

2.Ubuntu Live CD

If the file system is HFS+ Journaled, then Ubuntu will only have read permissions. Even if you try to copy a file to a diferent hard drive, Ubuntu will promt “Unable to handle file.”

Follow these steps to recover data from a corrupted HFS+ (Journaled) partition and move the data to another hard drive.

1.Connect computer to internet via ethernet
2.Turn computer on and press C (Keyboard command to boot from CDROM)
3.Insert Ubuntu Live CD while pressing C
4.Click on Try Ubuntu
5.Open “Ubuntu Software Center,” then from the Edit menu select “Software Sources” and check “Community-maintained Open Source (universe)”
6.Open Applications > Terminal
7.Run the following commands
8.sudo apt-get update
9.sudo apt-get install hfsplus hfsprogs hfsutils
10.sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force /dev/sda2 /mnt (i.e. assuming your OS X partition is /dev/sda2)
11.gksudo nautilus
12.The hard drive data is located File System/mnt
13.Select the folders you need to transfer
14.File > Properties > Permissions, change the Owner File Permissions to write/delete
15.Connect an external hard drive and transfer your data