How To Backup Files When Disk Utility Can't Repair Disk?

“Hi, my hard disk stopped working yesterday. So I tried to repair it using Disk Utility. But the tool is unable to fix the drive. It gave me an error, which stated that “Disk Utility can't repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files”. What should I do now? Is there any idea to repair the drive? How to copy my data stored on it?”

When Disk Utility says it can't fix the drive, it might be an indication that drive directory structure is damaged or broken and it can't find catalogued files any more. So if you can’t boot drive on Mac then try it on Windows. If Windows reads the drive then copy all your files. If Windows also fails to read files from the drive, then attach it to a working Mac machine and follow this guideline to backup data from erroneous drive using Yodot Mac Data Recovery.

  • Click on Download Now button located beside
  • Go through displayed instructions
  • Choose Volumes Recovery mode, select connected disk and click Next
  • Select Standard Scan and click on Skip option
  • In File Types View or Data View, mark files which you wish to restore
  • Click on files, opt Preview option and ensure recovery process
  • Finally store all data on safe location using Save button

Now try to fix the disk using below troubleshooting:

Restart Mac> log in as ADMIN > launch Terminal > type df -h1 then Return > type sudofsck_hfs -r -d /dev/disk1s1

Then check whether the issue is fixed or not. If it is not resolved then reformat the disk and use it.

Why to choose Yodot for recovering data from Mac disk:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is an effective way to retrieve data while Mac drive won’t mount, disk not detecting, drive become inaccessible and other instances on a Mac platform. It is a well known program to use for retrieving lost and deleted data on Mac without when Time machine is no more-handy. The robust tool helps in restoring files on Macintosh internal and external hard drive, which are lost or missing because of whatever reason. It supports restoration of various kinds of files like image, audio, video, Office files, animations, adobe files and more upto 300 file extensions. It provides preview facility to judge recovering ability prior to saving restored data. The application is compatible with all OS versions of Mac and has extended capability to restore files from any storage device. The software offers you a well-designed, simple and smart interface along with optimum assistance to make recovery process effortless.

Significant Note:

  • Maintain frequent backup of very essential files to avoid from being lost during unexpected disk failure
  • Prevent virus intrusion on your Macintosh to avoid corruption of data and system