Recover Data from External Hard Drive Partition on Mac

“I have connected external hard drive to my Mac computer and it did not appear on Mac finder. I waited for long time assuming that it might appear, but it was still invisible. It has 300GB of data including three partitions and I don’t have backup of entire data. I tried connecting external hard drive to another computer but its condition was stable. Please someone tell me what should I do to regain my partition with its data from external hard drive.”

As many professionals continue to adapt external hard drive to different areas, the level of sophistication employed by users has also increased. Today, it is not surprising to have average users to use external hard drive for various purposes. The downside of increased comfort with storage devices is the risk of data loss and one of the examples is given above. However, don’t be sad!!! Just because your external hard drive has stopped working and you have lost significant partition does not mean that you have to lose hope of getting data back. As long as the external hard drive is not physically damaged, you will be able to recover all your data in simple way. Before that let us know the instances reasonable for losing partition from partition hard drive as given below:

  • Accidentally deleting partition from “Disk Utility” while trying to expand it may remove that partition along with files stored on it
  • Frequently using portable hard drive on different devices might corrupt its file system and Mac system fails to identify files and partitions created on external hard drive
  • Partition present in external hard drive might get lost if you forcefully remove it from your Mac computer without hitting on ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ option
  • In case Mac system crashes unexpectedly at the time external hard drive is connected to it, then it might result in loss of partition removable hard drive
  • Overloading of files even though external hard drive is almost full can render its failure and you will no longer be able to view files stored on its partitions

External hard drive partition recovery tool:

Users, especially those who have average knowledge about computers think that files are gone forever from their external hard drive; however, it is a bitter truth that you cannot view files present in external hard drive. At the same time, the sweet truth is, one can easily get them back by utilizing professional software like Yodot Mac Data Recovery. It will quickly retrieve partition deleted or lost from external hard drive formatted with FAT, HFS, and HFS+ file systems on Mac OS X system. This data recovery tool displays recovered files in two view types; one is “Data View” which arranges files according to the structure of folder and other is “File Type View” that arranges files according to file extensions. This external hard drive recovery software can retrieve data from Apple external hard drive even though its partitions are deleted, lost, corrupted, damaged, formatted/reformatted, re-partitioned or inaccessible on Macintosh system. It can bring back data from partitions on LaCie Rugged Mini, WD Passport, Seagate, Maxtor, Buffalo and other external hard drive brands on Mac computer running with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating system This utility has user friendly interface and is flexible to all types of users even those who have less technical knowledge.

Directions to restore partition from external hard drive on Mac:

  • Attach external hard drive to Mac computer from which you want to restore your files
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software to system and go according to instructions given on-screen to complete installation process
  • Run software and start to restore your data from selected partition on external hard drive
  • Main screen comes with two options which are “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose Volume Recovery option to get back lost or deleted partition from portable hard drive
  • Select the drive that indicates your external hard drive and allow it to scan
  • Now select partition on portable hard drive from where you need to regain missing files and click upon “Next”
  • Mark on the check box to choose file types which you need to restore or click on ‘Skip’ option to select all file types by default
  • Select files using two view types namely “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files for confirmation and finally store them in a safe location by clicking on “Save” option

Measures to be taken:

  • Carefully commence the process of resizing partition on external hard drive as you might delete partition accidentally instead of resizing
  • Transfer entire data to your Mac computer once you find that your external hard drive is almost full on memory

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