Recovering Data from HFS File System

“My Mac system hangs out suddenly and displayed error message which is “HFS: File system was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfs is recommended”. After running fpck tool, it complies that “fsck_hfs is not able to fix some inconsistencies that it detects” on Macintosh machine. Now I am unable to access huge amount of valuable data I had stored on Mac hard drive formatted with HFS file system. Please anyone suggest me how to get back lost data from perform HFS file system data recovery on Mac system.”

HFS is flexible file system that was used on Mac operating system based computers. HFS file system will work with grate compatibility and make entry of each and every file created or saved on Mac hard drive volume. But, at times due to various aspects Mac users may face difficulties with HFS file system and experience data loss crisis as mentioned in above example. Let us discuss few causes for loss or missing of files and folders from HFS file system on Mac system:

  • Formatting or reformatting Mac volumes having HFS file system without taking backup
  • Damage of HFS file system due to volume table corruption
  • HFS file system corruption because of malware or virus intrusions
  • Unknown conflicts or logical errors with HFS file system might erase files and folders indexed in it
  • Incorrect way to partitioning or repartitioning HFS volume

HFS file system data restoration utility:

Mac users, especially who faced data loss scenarios as listed above might assume that their valuable HFS partition data is gone forever. However, when they come to know the truth that lost HFS file system data can be recoverable, it will become happiest moment. Yes, one can restore back erased or inaccessible data volume even though its HFS file system is RAW, corrupted or damaged using reliable Yodot Mac Data Recovery software. This application has user friendly GUI and it is flexible to all users regardless of data loss scenario they have faced with HFS file system. This program supports retrieval of Microsoft document, iWork suite files, program files, media files, compressed files, etc from Mac volumes formatted with HFS as well as HFS+, HFSX and FAT file systems on Mac hard drive running with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS versions. It can also restore data from non-booting or crashed Macintosh hard disk drive. This data recovery software can also rescue data from portable hard drive on Mac after its volumes got formatted, corrupted or inaccessible. One can even get back data from SSD drives, pen drives, memory cards, iPods, etc on Macintosh computer.

Simple steps to get back data from HFS file system:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery program on Mac system
  • Launch the installed application and go according to on-screen instructions
  • Main screen comes with two options such as “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select any of the option based on data loss scenario that you have faced with HFS file system
  • This proceeds to next screen, where you will find set of volumes or drives present in that Macintosh machine and choose the HFS volume from which you want to restore data
  • Later in subsequent window, you will be asked to choose file types which you want to restore or click on “Skip” option to mark all file formats by default
  • After deep scanning of selected HFS volume, this tool will displays recovered files
  • Mark required files using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Finally browse for the new destination location to save rescued data on Mac system hard drive
  • Even, Mac users can save retrieved data on external storage devices like portable hard drives, pen drives and others

Helpful Information:

  • After losing data do not store new data on HFS volume to prevent data overwriting
  • Backup required files and folders of Mac HFS partition on secure external storage devices
  • Be careful while reformatting or repartitioning HFS volume