Data Recovery from Mac OS X Lion

Are you facing a data loss situation on your Mac OS X Lion laptop or PC? Do you have backup of your data on the Time Machine? If yes, will it work properly and restore your data? What if you forgot to take backup? Now what!

Time Machine is the built-in backup system for Mac Snow leopard and Mac Lion machines. Anything on your Macintosh can be backed up; music files, documents, videos, photos, system files, email accounts, applications etc. The trouble starts when you miss to backup all your important data on regular basis. Because, if you have backup on Time Machine then you can easily recover, not only the deleted files but the entire system data within no time.

In the event of file deletion or deletion of multiple files or volume format, loss of volume etc, you can recover those files by restoring them from Time Machine backup on the Mac OS X Lion. But what if you are not even able to boot to the system? Don’t worry, for such situations also Time Machine provides you with an option to backup data automatically to an external hard drive through Time Machine application.

Even though Apple has made data backup so simple and easy, but most people do not backup at all and sometimes even after taking backup, they might not be able to restore data properly because of some errors. When this kind of situation occurs, people try to look for third party recovery utilities which can help them. However, there are so many recovery utilities available in the market for Mac Lion data recovery, so it becomes hard for the users to choose the right one.

Why Yodot Mac Data Recovery Application?

No need to get confused between various Mac recovery utilities, as Yodot offer free trial edition using which you can easily check out the features and capabilities of the software. Yodot Mac Data Recovery application is the most powerful recovery tool ever that facilitates fast and secure recovery environment. Also provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface that makes recovery of Mac data simpler and easier. Not just Mac Lion (10.7), it can easily recover data from all the latest versions of Mac OS, i.e. Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5) etc, whether data is deleted, lost or formatted. Also supports recovery from external storage medias with HFS, HFS+, FAT and FAT32 file system.

Scenarios after which you can get back your Mac OS X Lion data

As you know, the most common one is accidental mistakes done by users that are:

  • Unintentionally erasing files / folders
  • Deleting the volume / partition
  • Formatting the volume or any other storage drive
  • Emptying the Mac Trash folder
  • Reformatting the storage media for changing the file system

Another scenarios can be due to the following:

  • Virus attack leading to file deletion or file system corruption or Mac OS X 10.7 corruption
  • Power spike causing frequent system restarts or hard drive carsh in worst cases
  • MBR corruption
  • Time Machine error
  • Catalog Record corruption

Directions for Mac Lion Data Recovery

  • At first you need to download Yodot Mac Data recovery tool to your computer system and install it
  • But in case the entire hard drive is formatted or the OS is corrupt or if you are not able to boot the system due to some other problem, then you need not download the software to the same Macintosh. Rather do the same in some other Mac machine and connect the affected hard drive to that new Mac system
  • Once you launch the app from the applications folder, then the main screen will pop-up
  • You may choose from the two options available on the screen, i.e. “Volumes Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • As you make your selection, the software comes up with all the disks attached to that system
  • Now, select the hard disk from which you lost the data and thus the software shows all the volumes / partitions present on that disk
  • The next window offers you with the two scanning techniques.
    • Normal Scan” for simple data loss scenarios
    • Smart Scan” for more complex data loss situations
  • After that you need to choose the file type to be recovered or you may also choose “Mark All” option for complete recovery
  • Can also perform “Raw Search” for recovering a particular file of need, by giving its Hex code
  • Once the software begin with the scan process, you can view the progress on the screen
  • As the recovery process ends, it will display all the files that are recovered
  • For easy selection you may use the two different view types or the “Show Deleted” option
  • After selection and preview of the files, choose a destination location for storing recovered
  • Remember not to save the data to the same hard disk
  • You may even compress the recovered files before saving and can also decide the level of compression


  • Backup your Mac OS X Lion data with the help of Time Machine and time-to-time make sure that the backup is working
  • After losing data from Mac Lion, immediately stop using or adding new files to it