Recover Files from Mac after Volume Header Corruption

Are you unable to access files from your Volume on Mac system? Do you encounter Volume header corruption errors while using Disk Utility to check hard drive’s consistency? This behavior is caused due to Volume header corruption, which makes the entire Volume inaccessible. Therefore, in order to access the corrupt Volume and extract your lost data a Mac Data Recovery software is required.

Macintosh operating system uses mainly three file systems HFSX, HFS and HFS+ to store all kinds of data on its hard disk. All these Volume contains a Volume header, which holds all the information of a particular Volume like its size, type of file system, starting and ending sector address, modification date etc. Hence Volume header is vital component of Mac hard drive and any corruption to this Volume header will result in inaccessibility of entire Volume data. But luckily Mac OS provides an inbuilt application called “Disk Utility” to solve such problems. However, sometimes even these inbuilt utility fails to resolve the problem and displays error message like “Volume Header needs minor repair”. After Volume header corruption, Mac OS will no longer be able to recognize the Volume information.

Well, in order to get data from corrupted hard drive you have to first format it and then look for any good hard drive recovery software. Nowadays Mac computers are gaining popularity as they run on powerful operating system that provides wide range of advanced features. These rich features offered by Mac OS makes it more attractive and innovative to use than other computer operating systems. While you enjoy the advantage it brings to you, at times you may encounter any trouble that leads to the loss of precious data kept on hard drive of Mac system. Corruption of Mac Volumes is one such disaster, which might occur at any instant and makes all files inaccessible.

What are the causes for Volume header corruption?

When the size of a Volume needs to be changed or you wish to create a new Volume, you do it by re- partitioning the Mac hard drive. Improper re-partitioning process may corrupt the existing Volume header causing data loss. Other causes for Volume header corruption is file system conversion while re-partitioning Mac hard disk, upgrading Mac OS, software conflicts, dangerous virus infections, etc that leads to loss of files from Mac computer.

How to fix the problem of Volume header corruption?

To fix this behavior of your Mac machine, you need to format the hard drive, recreate the hard drive Volumes, reinstall operating system and then restore data from backup. If backup is not available, then you have to perform data recovery from Mac hard drive using any good recovery software. Yodot Mac Data Recovery is one of the trusted tool, which can be used in this case to rescue data after Volume header corruption or any other critical data loss situation. This software uses advanced algorithms to search and locate the lost or inaccessible data from Mac OS X machine. This software displays the search results in tree format, where you can see the list of recovered files and folders. Finally you can save this restored data to any location on Mac computer.

How to use this software?

  • Download the software and install it to your Mac computer
  • Launch the software and follow the on screen steps
  • The application displays two option in the main screen
  • Choose “Volume Recovery” option to retrieve your data lost due to Volume header corruption
  • The software scans the whole computer and displays all the drives present in your Mac computer
  • Select the Volume from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next” button
  • The software repeats the scanning process and shows all the files from the selected Volume
  • Select the files which you would like to retrieve and click “Next”
  • View the files by making use of “Preview” option
  • At last save recovered files in a location that you prefer.

Things to follow

  • Eliminate harmful threats with the help of a good antivirus software
  • Do not use any third party application to create, delete or resize Volumes on Mac hard drive
  • Keep the backup of important files, so that you can restore required files in case of data loss

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