How to Retrieve Apple Dead Hard Drive Data?

“Apple desktop at my office has become unresponsive as the hard drive crashed after frequent startups. I had backed up files on the same hard drive and I am helpless in the situation. I called Apple support and it seems to be very expensive for their service. How can I get data from dead Apple computer? Can anybody help me out?”

Apple computers are preferred only because of its amazingly featured Mac operating system. Though it costs high it includes much superior user interface, graphics and other functionalities. There are different models of Mac desktops and Notebooks notably iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Air, etc. These computers can store huge data and provides vital options to secure all such data with the help of inbuilt backup utility. However, certain times hard drive on these Apple computers crashes thereby fetching severe data loss.

Major factors that cause Apple hard drive crashed are:

  • Boot sector corruption: Errors while installing other operating systems (Linux, Windows) as virtual desktop OS on Apple computer may end up corrupting boot loaded on Apple hard drive. This will eventually gives blank screen and sometimes makes entire hard drive unmountable
  • Catalog and journal file corruption: Hard drive performance can be bundled with many factors among which journal and catalog files play major part. If these files are corrupt due to power outages, abrupt / forceful Mac shutdown and other software malfunctioning then it can lead to failure of entire hard drive
  • Other factors: Apple Partition Map, Mac OS reinstallation error, incorrect way of partitioning Macintosh HD, pilling up of bad media spots, etc. can all corrupt hard drive

If any of these factors cause hard drive crash on Apple computer then personal data saved on it becomes out of reach. In such condition it is advised to make use of proficient data recovery tool like Yodot Mac Data Recovery to get back all useful data from dead Apple hard drive.

Apple dead hard drive data recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is exclusively built to extract data from dead hard drive on Macintosh computers. This tool is designed with amazing modules that performs damage free data recovery from Apple hard drive that is dead, failed, corrupted, unresponsive, unbootable or formatted. Using this tool it is much simple to restore data such as movies, pictures, program files, documents, folders and even deleted volumes on Mac hard drive with HFS+ and HFSX file systems. It also assists in recovering data after Mac OS corruption, update, re-installation or upgradation issues. Apart from Apple dead hard drive recovery, it also retrieves data from SSD, USB pen drive, portable hard drive, flash memory card, FireWire drive and other compatible storage components. This utility can be easily installed on Apple desktops and notebooks with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems.

Guidelines to retrieve data from dead Mac hard drive:

  • Connect he dead hard disk to a healthy Mac machine using appropriate cable
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on that Apple computer
  • Then launch the software to open recovery wizard
  • Screen shows two options -‘Volume Recovery’ or ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • Click on first option and proceed next
  • In next screen among the list of drives shown select externally connected dead hard drive from which data has to be rescued
  • Later, click for Mark All button to retrieve al file types from dead hard drive or you can customize the option
  • Software scans dead hard drive completely and recovery results will get displayed in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Preview files from these two view types and save them to new destination location on host Macintosh computer

Useful Tips:

  • Regularly backup data from Mac hard drive on external storage drive
  • Enable Time Machine to achieve hassle free backup of files at required time period

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