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Best Hint Ever! It works! Not previous knowledge!
Authored by: Paul Burney on Feb 13, '07 05:30:09PM
I had a problem on my MacBook Pro hard drive with an invalid sibling link and catalog errors. Disk Utility repair wouldn't work, single user fsck didn't work, Disk Warrior, Tech Tool Pro and Drive Genius wouldn't repair it.

I found this hint and used it from another mac with the MBP in firewire target mode. The fsck_hfs -r command is a recursive rebuild of the catalog. I ran it once and it fixed a bunch of problems but said it couldn't fix the drive after 3 attempts. I ran it again and after the next three attempts, the drive was working again.

Thank you so much for this hint! I thought my disk was a goner when all of the professional/expensive tools didn't work.

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