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dgrao
03-22-2012, 10:41 PM
I used migration assistant to transfer SD! data from backup drive to new Macbook Air (June 2011). All the data made it except for a number of crucial documents on my Favorites folder on the Finder sidebar. Now the Favorites folder is unresponsive (cannot be selected) and the original data is missing. Unfortunately, I backed up the new MB Air to the same backup drive using SD! Now I have two drives with missing data and no other backups. Is there a way to recover the missing data?

dnanian
03-22-2012, 10:55 PM
If you boot from the original backup, is the data there? I don't know why things would be "unresponsive" - remember, of course, that the shortcuts are referring to regular files on your drive...

dgrao
03-22-2012, 11:37 PM
I haven't tried booting from the backup drive, which I will do shortly. The backup drive does not show any of the missing files.

dgrao
03-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Sorry, I just realized I can't boot from the backup drive--MB Air only has USB connectivity--last time I checked, SD! booted only via Firewire.

dnanian
03-23-2012, 09:39 AM
No, Intel Macs can boot from USB or FireWire. Power PC Macs can't boot from USB.

dgrao
03-26-2012, 09:26 PM
The missing data is not on the backup drive (which is overwritten). I'm having someone retrieve the lost data from the hard drive, if possible.

dnanian
03-27-2012, 02:16 AM
The backup drive was overwritten during this process?