Data Recovery from Unmountable Drive on Mac

Mac hard drive is divided into different logical volumes so that the application files and user data can be stored independently. It helps to store, manage and access the data accordingly. When you boot Mac computer, local file systems are mounted by the operating system, which helps to gather information about the corresponding volumes on the system. It clearly means that in order to gain the access to the data from logical volume, it must be mounted properly. However, sometimes due to an unpredictable error Mac Volume may go unmounted and leading to the inaccessibility of the data present in it. The most common reasons behind unmountable logical volumes are:

  • Virus Infection: Viruses gets entry into the system from various internet sources that are accessed from the system or while copying files from other infected drives. In severe cases, it can corrupt the Mac volumes and makes them unmountable which causes huge loss of data
  • Partitioning Error: Certain tools are used to partition the Mac hard drive into different volumes. As a consequence of application malfunction or some interruptions may dismiss the process and makes the Mac hard drive volumes unmountable
  • Catalog Record Corruption: Catalog record contains all the information regarding Mac volumes and its contents. Any corruption to catalog record due to logical errors or abnormal system termination, can make Mac drives unmountable   
  • OS malfunction: Mac system may crash all of a sudden as a result of application fault, operating system malfunction, system file corruption, etc. Volumes on Mac hard drive becomes unmountable due to OS malfunction

However, as soon as you come to know that any drive is refusing to mount on Mac hard drive, take quick action and download effective Mac recovery software to recover data from unmountable drive on Mac system.

Get data from Unmountable drive on Mac

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is the best approach to recovery of data from unmountable drive on Macintosh hard drive. This tool can restore files from unmountable drives formatted with HFS, HFS+, HFSX, FAT file systems on Mac OS X. It can recover different types of files from drives that became unmountable for any logical errors or unknown facts. It works well with Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) 10.7 (Lion) 10.5 (Leopard) based Mac desktop and laptops to retrieve deleted, lost or missing data from unmountable drives, lost, formatted, reformatted, corrupted or inaccessible Mac volumes. Even if you are thinking that my external hard drive cannot be unmounted how to access files stored on it then no issues. Yodot can easily fetch files from any unmounted storage space counting internal hard drive, external drive, media card, USB and more.

Procedure to restore data from unmountable drive on Mac:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery utility and install it to your Mac machine
  • Execute the software and start the recovery process by following the on screen steps
  • Once the main screen comes out, you will find two options which are “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Pick the option “Volume Recovery” from it
  • The application will now scan and display all the drives present on your Mac system
  • Select the drive from where data is to be recovered and wait until scanning session ends
  • Now choose from the list of recovered files from the unmountable drive, which is displayed using two different view types i.e. “File Type View” and “Data Type View”
  • View the files before you rescue them to the location that you prefer on your Mac system

Valuable Tips:

  • If your unmounted drive is an external hard drive, then certainly make sure it is properly connected to the Mac
  • Keep your system virus free by downloading a good antivirus software
  • Do not use unreliable software to partition Mac Volume