Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


Mac File Recovery from Hard Disk Drive

Hard drive is a device for storing and retrieving huge amount of digital information, along with the operating system on the computer. Western Digital, Iomega, Seagate, etc are some of the large-scale manufacturers of hard drives meant specifically for Mac systems. Some of the Mac hard drives are FreeAgent 1TB, Iomega Mac Companion hard drive 3TB, Apple 1TB, etc.

Hard drives can be divided in to multiple partitions in order to categorize and store the files. We can use different versions of operating systems on the same hard drive, if multiple partitions are present on it. Each partition in Mac is known as Volume. Sometimes, these Mac volumes become inaccessible which may lead to loss of important data. There are some reasons which cause data loss in Mac hard drives, as listed below:

  • Accidental deletion: When user deletes a file accidentally using a combination of command and delete keys, or when deleted file is emptied from Mac trash.
  • Virus attack: Due to virus attack on Mac hard drives, files get corrupted and become inaccessible.
  • Formatting/Reformatting volumes: Formatting in Mac is known as erasing. When user accidentally erases a particular volume instead of erasing the other volume, data stored on that erased volume is deleted. However, data recovery after format Mac is possible using a powerful recovery tool. Reformatting refers to the process of changing the file system of a volume after formatting. Due to some reformatting errors, data can be lost from Mac hard drive
  • Partitioning Mac volumes: Sometimes, user delete some partitions and create new partitions on Mac hard drive. In such a scenario, data present on previous partitions will be lost.
  • Mounting: Sometimes, volumes refuse to mount. In such a scenario, data present on that volume becomes inaccessible. But, using a recovery utility, files retrieval from unmounted Mac OS X volumes can be done easily.

To perform data recovery on Mac, user should not use that particular hard drive for storing any data, before using any good recovery software. Mac file recovery is one such efficient recovery software which can be used for recovering Mac files from memory card, flash card such as SD, XD, MMC, CF, etc and SATA, SCSI, IDE hard drives. It performs thorough scanning to recover lost files from inaccessible volumes. It recovers various file types on the basis of their unique signatures. The filenames of the files to be recovered are preserved after recovery. This recovery tool, which is also useful for iPod file restoration, recovers files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 partitions/volumes.

To know how to recover files using Mac file recovery, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install the trial version of the software on the Mac volume, and launch it from the Application folder or by double-clicking the shortcut icon of the software. Main screen will appear, as shown in Fig. A, select “Recover Volumes/Drives” option

Mac file recovery from hard drive - Main window

Figure A : Main window

Step 2: Next screen will appear, as shown in Fig. B, select “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” option.

Mac file recovery from hard drive - Formatted / reformatted recovery window

Figure B : Formatted/Reformatted recovery

Step 3: Next screen will display the list of Mac volumes, as shown in Fig. C, select the volume from which data has to be retrieved and click “Next”. The software will start scanning the volume to recover lost data.

Mac file recovery from hard drive - Select volume window

Figure C : Select volume

Step 4: Once the scanning process is completed, the recovered data is displayed in the list, which can be viewed as “Data view” or “File Type view”, as shown in Fig. D

Mac file recovery from hard drive - View recovered data window

Figure D : Recovered data

Now click the “Next” button to buy the full version and save the recovered data from the selected Mac volume.

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