I accidentally deleted MAMP, including the htdocs folder containing most of my projects past my latest back-up dating from February 2018. This happened yesterday when I was making a back-up from my MacBook Pro which I wanted to reinstall from scratch after being sick of its slow performance.
I uninstalled MAMP actually, however, this should be kind of the same as deleting it. Now I want my files back! But how?
I am trying various kind of recovery programs and had some success before using Prosoft’s Data Rescue and TestDisk. So I am running these again.
For Data Rescue, I had to buy a new external hard drive (which I needed anyway) to create a so-called Data Recovery Drive. I first tried to install this on an SD card, but this seemed to take forever, so I canceled it. But also on the external HD, it is really bothering slow!
TestDisk, on the other hand, is a small app that runs in Terminal. It’s a little bit more complicated without a GUI, but the documentation is pretty clear. Best of all this one is free! The forum is also quite helpful, you can find it here. At the time being I have posted a question, and by the looks of it they even get answered, so let’s see how long it takes.
To be continued…