Software to Recover Lost Volumes on macOS Sierra

  • Recover data from missing volumes on macOS Sierra
  • Supports recovery of data from RAW partitions on Mac
  • Restore files from Mac volumes that fail to mount
  • Recovers data from major OS X versions starting from OS X 10.7 Lion

“Help me!! One important volume is missing from my Mac Pro machine from yesterday. Unfortunately, it happened just after upgrading the OS to macOS Sierra. But, I don’t exactly know whether I should blame this OS or not, because this volume was created prior to this upgrade using Disk Utility and I had moved some of my very important data to it. And, frankly saying, I wasn’t really concerned about that data. Now, I’m paying for it.

If any of you can tell how to recover that lost volume, it’ll be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to roll back from Sierra to my older version ( El Capitan)”.

Sierra is the latest addition in Mac’s desktop and server operating systems series. And, it’s the first OS after Apple changed naming scheme for its OS’s from OS X to macOS. A lot of new features have included in MacOS Sierra – like Siri integration, optimized storage, universal clipboard for Apple devices etc. But, there can have situations where you’ll be running for a tool to recover lost volumes on mac sierra as mentioned here.

Here, it’s explicit from the problem statement that the cause of the situation happened before installing macOS Sierra. It’s disk utility, the default partitioning utility in Mac, brought up the situation. The exact reason of the situation is still need to be unveiled. But, it can be any of the following.

  • Directory Corruption (caused by power outages, improper system shutdown such as hard restart, harmful third party programs, system crash, etc.)
  • Volume Header Corruption (caused by errors occurring while re-partitioning Mac hard drive, software conflicts, improper file system conversion, etc.)
  • Apple Partition Map (GUID) corruption (Caused by improper file system conversion, bad sectors on Mac hard drive, etc.)

Various Situations wherein you may lose Volumes on macOS Sierra,

Well, it’d be good to know the situations that can cause the loss of partitions from Mac Sierra. Some are listed below.

  • After upgrade to MacOS Sierra(from a previous Mac OS X version)
  • After doing a clean install of MacOS Sierra
  • While working with Disk Utility in Sierra

The First Thing you can Do Now

Sometimes, the missing volume will be still listed in Disk Utility, even though it’s not showing in Mac Finder. In such a situation, you can manually try to mount that partition. If it is not mounting, try using “Verify Disk" option in the drive. It’ll fix up drive errors up to an extent.

But, in most of the time, the lost drive will not even appear on disk utility. Here comes the need of a robust macOS Sierra data recovery tool.

Remo Recover (Mac) Pro is a premium data recovery tool for restoring lost or missing volumes on Mac machines. This software supports both HFS and HFS+ file systems for Mac. Using the trail version of Remo Recover Pro, you can see how this tool recovers lost volumes without missing a single file. After the initial scanning using trial version, you can save a “recovery session” that can be restored after obtaining the full version of the tool.

Why should you use Remo Recover (Mac) Pro?

  • Simple user interface
  • Easy to use
  • Advanced scan option to retrieve data from deleted or lost Mac volumes
  • Supports Mac devices including iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.
  • Recovers more than 300 file types on Mac

Steps to Recover Lost Volumes on macOS Sierra

Step 1: After installing Remo Recover (Mac) Pro on your Mac, launch it and select “RECOVER VOLUMES/DRIVES” as shown in Figure 1.

Step 2: Select “VOLUMES RECOVERY” as shown in Figure 2.

Step 3: Select the drive from which volume was lost as shown in Figure 3.

Step 4: You will see an option in the next screen saying “if desired volume is not listed, select (tick) this option to search for volumes”. Check this option to start searching for lost volumes as shown in Figure 4.

Step 5: Once you found your lost volume, select it and click "Next". If the type of files you want to recover from the volume is not showing, you can add new file signatures as shown in Figure 5.

Step 6: Save recovery session once the scanning is completed as shown in Figure 6.

Buy Remo Recover (Mac) Pro to continue recovery process from where you have saved the recovery session. After the purchase, you can recover data from any of Mac Sierra lost volumes without missing a single file.

Precautions to Avoid Volume Loss in macOS Sierra

  • Do not re-partition or re-format the drive before backing up data in it.
  • Always think twice before installing programs from suspicious sources.
  • Use an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) if you’re using an iMac machine.