How Retrieve Data from Damaged MacBook Hard Drive?

“Hi everybody, I am using MacBook Air notebook from last one year and it had never troubled me. But today, while I was working with my MacBook it suddenly stopped working and did not respond to any of the function. So I restarted the MacBook, but the device failed to boot itself. When I searched about the symptoms of the cause over internet, I came to know that the Mac hard drive has been damaged. I have a huge amount of data in it and I don’t want to miss even a single folder from it. Is it possible to recover data from damaged MacBook?”

MacBook is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks available so far. Apart from its graphics and powerful features it is also known for its long lasting battery backup. However, similar to all Mac machines, even data loss can occur in this MacBook due to many causes. The most noticeable one are displayed below:

  • File system corruption
  • Master Boot Record failure
  • Operating system errors
  • Improper shutdown
  • Bad sectors
  • Catalog Record corruption
  • Virus attack

Almost all logical hard drive failure data can be recovered without the need of opening the hard drive. The disappearing of data, irregular crashes while booting, cryptic error messages, long wait time to access the files, disk error and a sluggish system are all signs of impending logical hard drive damage. When you start experiencing these symptoms, the best thing to do is backup the data if you’re not done before. In case you don’t have backup and suffering from hard drive damage, then you must use any of the efficient data recovery application to recover your valuable data from damaged MacBook.

Damaged MacBook data recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is one of the professional data recovery software built and developed by data recovery experts to restore data from damaged MacBook and other Mac computers. This recovery tool has an advanced scanning algorithm that scans each and every block of the damaged MacBook hard drive and easily restores data back. It also supports recovery of data from other portable storage devices such as external hard drive, pen drive, memory card, USB flash drive, FireWire drive, etc. This recovery software retrieves all types of files such as picture files, Music files, video files, and so on. Some of the advanced features of this recovery software are it is easy to use, it has user friendly interface, recovers data in few mouse clicks, free trial version to check the performance of the recovery tool, and virus free software. You can use this software in all Mac OS X system like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mount Lion operating systems.

Procedure for recovering data from damaged MacBook:

  • First download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on to a healthy Mac system
  • Then connect the damaged MacBook hard drive to that recovery program installed Mac computer
  • Launch the application to start recovery process and follow the instructions present on screen
  • In main screen, you will get two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the second option “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” and proceed to next step
  • In next tab, you will able to see all the volumes from the damaged MacBook hard drive
  • Select the appropriate volume from which you need to retrieve data and click on “Next” button
  • Allow the application to scan the selected drive. In next Tab, you can choose a particular file types or simply press “Skip” option to select all file types by default
  • The application will display all recovered data from damaged MacBook hard drive in either “Data view” or “File Type view”
  • Use “Save Recovery Session” option to save the scanned information, so that you can avoid rescanning the hard disk
  • Finally, save the recovered data to your desired destination location (and not to the same damaged MacBook hard drive from which you are trying to retrieve data)

Things to Remember:

  • Regularly backup all your important data to some other reliable storage device
  • Install good security application to protect stored data from virus or malware intrusion
  • Don’t add any new data until to recover them from the MacBook, after data disaster took place

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