Recover Damaged Mac Partition
Please Help!!! I have a 1TB HDD with 2 partitions on my Mac OS X. Last night, suddenly, I couldn’t access the main partition where I stored all my important files. I am sure it’s damaged due to some reasons. I was using QuickTime player to watch a movie and all of a sudden I encountered a system shut down. Now, when I restarted, the main volume didn't mount. I tried the disk utility to check the HDD and saw the other partition, but the volume name was changed to default. I tried to use repair disk with it but it couldn't be repaired. I can't access any my files (almost 700GB of it!!!). I checked my options. I know it's only the partition that's been damaged and hopefully data is still there. Anyone ever faced a similar situation and found a solution?
Don’t worry; we are here to help you out. You are absolutely correct, data still exists on your partition, just that it might me corrupted or damaged due to some bad sectors or other reasons. Use Remo Recover software for Mac, and you can recover your damaged partition. If the volumes are damaged, then this tool will start with searching them and listing them in a window. After you select the partition to recover data, the scanning starts and finds your lost files and folders.This article will provide you all information, which you will possibly require, before actually recovering your partition.
Tips: Try forcing a manual mount of the partition by typing the following in the terminal :
At times, it may solve your problem.
Step 1: Download the demo version of the tool, and install it on a partition other than the one, from which you need to recover data.
Step 2: Run the program and select "Recover drives"
Step 3: Now select "Partition Recovery"
Step 4: Select the drive from which partition is lost
Step 5: Select file types
Step 6: Scanning starts by clicking on next, and once it displays the recovered files, the Recovery Session can be saved
Step 7: As you can see, the save button is disabled in the demo version. Once you activate the software, the button will be highlighted, and you can save your data.
Remo Recover(Mac) - Pro Edition is packed with extraordinary features, which makes it very popular amongst individuals and professionals. It uses the most advanced techniques, so that it doesn’t miss out any file during the recovery process. The scanning method used by Remo Recover tool is the best, and can deeply scan and recover files from damaged volumes on Mac. This Mac Disk Recovery tool recovers data from volumes that fail to mount due some corruption. You can search for a particular file type and even add new file signatures. The data can be sorted on the basois of file attributes like size, type etc. It supports recovery from both HFS+ & HFSX formatted volumes, and works on all latest versions of 32-bit and 64-bit Mac starting with Mac OSX 10.5. it provides unique features such as “Preview” and ”Save Recovery Session ”.
Other features of the software:
If you need to recover a raw partition then click here and gather information.
Common cases of data loss on Mac OS X
Accidentally formatted / re-formatted Volumes – You may need to re-install the operating system and in such a situation it may become essential to re-format the existing Mac hard disk volumes. Formatting a wrong partition unintentionally also leads to loss of data.
Deleted partitions after re-partitioning the hard drive – When you re-partition a hard drive either by re-sizing, adding or deleting a partition there are chances that you might accidentally delete a volume or end up losing data due to some other partitioning errors
Catalog record corruption – The catalog file maintains details regarding the various files and their respective location on the volumes. Corruption of the Catalog record makes these files inaccessible.
Volume header corruption – Corruption in the volume header makes the volume inaccessible or volume won't mount, resulting in loss of data
Failed Master Boot Record – Failure of the Master Boot Record will lead to hard drive crash, denying access to all the volumes present on the hard drive.