Recover HFS Volume Mac

Mac OS X is one of the most highly developed operating system introduced by Apple Inc. It includes several useful features and designed using UNIX. It uses HFS, HFS+ file systems in order to arrange files on its hard drives. The Mac operating system has evolved with a number of different versions from a decade some of them are Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and so on. Even though Mac OS X provides different safety steps to protect personal data, still data loss instances are taking place in the Mac system. Best Mac data recovery software helps you to perform HFS recovery on your Mac OS X based computer.

Some common causes for loss of data from HFS volume are as follows:.

  • Improper method used during backup: Taking back up over a using the AirPort Extreme which is not compatible with Time Machine results in data loss from HFS volume of your Mac based computer.
  • Software virus: Virus attack is the most widespread cause of data loss which takes place on hard drives. This may cause data loss of important files and programs.
  • Data loss due to re-formatting a partition: Sometimes you may feel it’s necessary to change from one file system to other file system on Mac or HFS+ to HFSX file system on Mac. Errors during the file systems conversion can result in corruption of the partition.
  • Data loss due to re-partitioning the hard drive: When the size of an existing partition needs to be changed or a new partition needs to be created, re- partitioning can be done. Improper re-partitioning process might corrupt the existing partitions and results in loss of data.

The stored data in Mac OS X based system can also be lost due to various reasons like hard drive failure, file system corruption, power failure and software malfunction.

The most important thing to remember when you want to recover files is to avoid using the drive from where you have lost files. Because, if you continue to use the drive then the chance of recovery decreases severely.

Best Mac Data Recovery Software which helps you to recover Mac files from deleted, corrupt, formatted or lost Mac HFS volumes quickly with the help advance built-in algorithms. It uses the Universal Binary application, which helps you to work with both Intel and PowerPC Mac platforms. It has a very useful feature that helps you to find files from recovered data list within few seconds using “Find-Tool”. This tool also helps you to restore files from external hard drive on Mac OS X, 10.5 x and higher versions. It can also retrieve data from the HFS+ and HFSX formatted Mac file system volumes. This software allows you to recover data from MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and many more. You can always preview and evaluate the recovery result by using the demo version of this software. Before you download and install any third party program or utility for Recovery of data, make sure you do not download or install the data recovery tool on affected Mac machine as it may overwrites the lost or the deleted files and as a result it leads to the permanent data loss. So, in order to recover the files you should connect your affected hard drive to healthy Mac machine as a slave. Or if you have deleted the data from Trash and wanted to perform Recovery of Mac Trash then also you can use the Mac Recovery Software.

Steps to perform HFS Recovery:

Step 1: Download and install demo version of Mac Data Recovery Software in a healthy hard drive and connect the drive to it. After launching the software, you will get a welcome screen with 3 different options. Select “Recover Volumes / Drives” option from it. Click on “Volume Recovery” after that to restore files from HFS volume.

Best Mac Data Recovery - Welcome Screen

Step 2: Select the drive as the physical drive from which the files are to be retrieved and click on “Next” to start the recovery process. Once the recovery process gets over, you will get a detailed list of the recover data from the Mac HFS drive.

Best Mac Data Recovery - View Recovered Mac data

To avoid data loss due to format in the future, properly backup your important drive data. Install powerful antivirus programs in your computer and update it on regular intervals to avoid virus infection. Make sure that you have taken proper backup before formatting any storage device on Mac OS.

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