How to Restore Data from Mac Hard Drive on PC?

“I had to move certain data from externl hard drive that is often used on my broter's Mac. When I tried to access files from Mac drive on my Windwos desktop, system froze a couple of times and I couldn't complete the transfer process. Unexpectedly the drive hanged and didn't display anything to access. Now, before my brother gets back I have to bring back the drive to its normal state and recover all its data. My brother's Mac is not available to do this; so can anyone help me to get better solution to retrieve files from Mac hard disk on Windows PC and fix the drive issue? Thanks in advance!!!”

Disaster like this may occur to anyone using Mac hard drive on Windows PC. Most of the external drives comes compatible for both Mac and Windwos operations. Thus, Mac hard drive users may contiue using the drive on both platforms. Sometimes, there might be a problem accessing data from Mac hard drive and one might use such drive on Windwos PC to resolve issues as seen in above example. This can further lead to complete inaccessibility of Mac hard drive. However no need to panic because user can easily get back data from Mac hard disk connected to Windows desktop using reliable hard drive recovery programs. To know the perfect recovery tool, read the article further.

Few reasons that damages Mac HDD are listed below:

  • Unexpected errors like file system error, segment loader error, disk error can corrupt Mac hard drive leading to severe data loss
  • Catalog file stores important info regarding files and directory of Apple volume. Any corruption to this catalog file tends to immense data loss
  • Severe malware or virus infection on Mac hard disk can make the files inaccessible
  • If there is bad sectors on Mac hard disk, then your system may sometime freeze and further use of that hard disk might corrupt it. In worse case scenario, bad sectors can damage hard drive functioning causing boot failure and making data unreadable

Reliable software to recover files from Mac HDD on PC:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery s the most recommended software by computer experts to restore Mac hard drive data on Windows system. This tool effectively recovers files from corrupted, formatted or inaccessible Mac hard disk on Windows PC if the drive has FAT file systems rather than HFS. It can regain files, presentation files, Excel sheets, PDF, generic media files, compressed files and other file types. Addition to Mac hard drive, this utility can retrieve data from PC partitions, external hard drives, memory card, flash drives, SSD drives and many other storage drives. It can retrieve data from computer hard drives having ATA, IDE, SATA, SCSI, PATA and other interfaces. It supports file recovery from formatted drives with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. In demo version of Yodot Hard Drive recovery tool, user can know each steps that have to be followed to restore the files. This program is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS.

Procedure to retrieve data from Mac hard drive on PC:

  • Connect the damaged Mac hard drive externally to healthy Windows computer to restore data from it
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on the system and install it
  • Now launch the utility and main screen will show two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for required option and continue further
  • Now select the drive which represents Mac hard drive to regain files
  • Choose required file type that you want to retrieve or by default all file type will be selected
  • Now allow the tool to initiate scanning process and wait till it gets over
  • After completing the scanning process, you can view restored data either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after buying the product
  • Later save recovered files on desired destination location, but not on Mac hard disk

Points to Remember:

  • Take backup of all important files on multiple prominent drive to avoid data loss
  • Use advanced protection against virus to keep the files secure and corruption free

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