Hard drive is a non-volatile secondary storage device which is used to store huge amount of data along with the operating system. Most of the users divide their hard drive into multiple partitions in order to categorize and store their files. Having multiple partitions also facilitates user to use different versions of operating system on the same hard drive. Each partition in Mac is called as volume which acts like a separate storage drive. Mac operating system comes with a default tool called Disk utility to create and edit partitions.
Sometimes volumes in Macintosh become inaccessible due to various reasons. In order to access such volumes, sometimes it needs to format, which eventually erases all the stored information. Since there will be huge amount of files stored in each volume, in case if a volume becomes inaccessible, then it might leads to huge amount of Mac data loss. Volume header corruption, hard drive crash and Apple partition map corruption are some of the factors which make Mac partitions inaccessible.
One best solution to retrieve data from such volumes is using Mac data recovery software. With appropriate Mac OS X partition recovery software, it is very simple to undelete files from unmounted Mac OS X volumes. Partition recovery software performs a sector by sector scanning of the hard drive and retrieves the lost or deleted file with the aid of different file attributes. These tools also help to perform Mac data recovery after format to get back the lost file.
Industry experts over the globe have reviewed and certified Mac file recovery as one such advanced Mac data recovery software which facilitates users to undelete lost files from Macintosh hard drives. With an advanced scanning algorithm it performs an in-depth scanning of the hard drive to fetch the lost files along with their names and folder structure. Apart from hard drives, this utility also acts as best deleted Macintosh data recovery software to retrieve deleted files from different Mac storage drives. You can also use this tool to perform Mac iPod data recovery to restore deleted or lost files from various generations of iPods.
Steps to perform Mac file recovery from inaccessible Mac volumes:
Step 1: Install the downloaded demo version of Mac file recovery and launch it either by double clicking the Desktop Icon or from Start Menu list. Welcome window appears with three different options as shown in fig 1. Select "Recover Volumes/Drives" from the main window.
Fig 1 : Main Screen
Step 2: Since we have to recover files from unmounted volumes, click on "Volume Recovery". Then the software displays the available volumes as shown in fig 2.
Fig 2 : Select Volumes Screen
Step 3: Select the volume and click on "Next" button. Later you will get a window as shown in fig 3 where you can specify the type of files which you wish to recover.
Fig 3 : Specify File Type
Step 4: Software scans the selected volume for the specified file type and displays the list of recovered files as shown fig 4.
Fig 4 : Recovered Data List
Step 5: Select a file and click on "Preview". If you are satisfied with the recovered results, then buy the full version of the software to restore the recovered files to desired destination.