How to Recover Crashed Mac Hard Drive

Recover Crashed Hard Drive Data on Mac

Mac data recovery application by Remo performs rigorous scanning of crashed hard drive to recover data. Remo Recover (Windows) - Pro Edition has incorporated all the required algorithms, in order to achieve succesfull recovery. There are many situations when a Mac hard drive may crash. Some of them are mentioned below :

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 also lead to hard drive crash, denying access to all the volumes present on the hard drive.

Catalog File Corruption– The catalog file maintains details regarding the various files and their respective locations on the volumes. Corruption of the Catalog record makes these files inaccessible.

Journal File Corruption– It is a file system that keeps track of the changes that will be made in a journal before committing them to the main file system. In the event of a power failure, journal file may be affected and system crash may take place.

Few important characteristics of the product

  • Recover data from missing / deleted Mac volumes using built-in deep scanning algorithms
  • Helps to retrieve data from crashed SSD, SATA and IDE Mac hard drives very speedily and easily
  • Recover data from volumes that failed to mount from Notebook, iMac, iBook, Macbook, Mac Mini etc.
  • Sorts the recovered data on the basis of name, size, date and file type
  • "Save Recovery Session" feature helps to save scanned information, and ensures that you need not to rescan your drive to locate lost data
  • Ability to preview recovered data in a Mac Finder styled interface
  • Supports recovery of files from HFS+, HFSX formatted Mac volumes
  • Universal Binary application, which supports both Intel and PowerPC Mac platforms
  • Supports 32-bit and 64-bit Mac OS X

Other possible scenarios in which data can get deleted / lost on Mac OS X

Volume is accidentally formatted / re-formatted– There are times when you need to re-install the operating system and in such a situation it is essential to re-format the existing Mac hard disk volumes leads to heavy data loss. Formatting a wrong partition or formatting it 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.

Virus attacks– If you are not having a good anti-virus scanning program installed on your Mac, heavy virus infections may lead to hard drive crash.

Steps to Recover Formatted Mac Partition -

Step 1:Install the free downloadable demo version of Remo Mac Hard Drive Recovery software.

Step 2:Launch the application by selecting it from the start menu or the application folder.

Step 3: Now the main screen appears and you need to select the "Recover Volumes / Drives" option as shown in Figure 1.

Step 4: Select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option from the next window, as you need to recover lost data from a crashed Mac hard drive as shown in Figure 2.

Step 5: After that you may select the desired volume from the list of detected logical drives as shown in Figure 3, from which you want to recover your lost data.

Step 6: Once you click "Next" the window will appear where you have an option to select the file types that you want to recover or select "Mark All" option or "Skip" to recover all the file types, as shown in Figure 4.

Step 7: The software scans the selected volume(s) as shown in Figure 5 and displays the recoverable files upon completion. Now the recovered data can be viewed in two different view types and desired selection of files can be made by toggling between them, as shown in Figure 6.

Step 8: Use the "Preview" option to view the recovered data prior to saving it.

Step 9: You can use the "Save Recovery Session" option to save the scanned information to avoid re-scan after actual product purchase, as shown in Figure 7.

Step 10: You can purchase the software after being satisfied with the recovery results and resume the recovery session with "Open Recovery Session" option and proceed with saving the recovered data.

If you want to perform recovery on MacBook Air, then click here.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Look in bios if the hard drive comes up there
  • Connect the hard drive as a slave on another computer or via USB interface
  • Do not run Disk Warrior on a Mac disk
  • Do not try to force data out of an "unwilling" hard drive
  • Do not experiment with cheap and inefficient data recovery software
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