Get Back Data from Mac OS X File System

A file system organizes and manages data of your computer so that you can sort and arrange files according to the requirement. Mac operating system uses four different file systems which are FAT HFS, HFS+ and HFSX. FAT supports Windows as well as Mac operating system. HFS was the primary file system of Mac computer and it was replaced by HFS Plus that gives improved security for your files present in Mac computer; it is the principle file system of Mac computer which is relatively modern. HFSX is another version of HFS Plus which works similarly as HFS+.

Although file system is an integral part of your Mac computer, it does not combat with data loss incidents situations explained below may make you lose precious data from your Mac system:

  • No File System: Some times when you click on a particular volume you are presented with an error message that recommends you to format volume on Mac hard drive. Generally you find such message when there is no file system or corruption of file system on your Mac computer
  • Reformatting: As you can organize files using different file systems on Mac computer, users opt to change file system. However one may fail to backup their data before commencing volume or hard drive reformatting process
  • Accidentally Deleting Partition: At the time of managing multiple volumes on Mac computer hard drive using Disk utility, one may accidentally delete it. When any Volume is deleted it will immediately disappear from Mac computer where you cannot view it and access its data
  • Formatting: While renaming scanning or checking properties of a specific Volume you may unknowingly click upon “Format” option by right clicking on it. This erases complete data from formatted drive making you to lose valuable files

Mac OS X file system recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is a reliable tool to recover deleted, lost or inaccessible data from Mac Volume which is formatted with file systems that is compatible with Mac computer. This software is also capable of retrieving files that are severely damaged due to attached media such as CD, DVD, Blue ray disks and so on. With an improved and interactive interface, this application facilitates quick preview of media files (photos, videos and audio files), which helps to select required media files for recovery. One can restore data from HFSX volume, HFS+ volume, FAT as well as HFS volumes by making use of this recovery software. The quality of recovered files is also so original that you will feel happy for choosing this Mac file recovery software. Along with retrieving data from internal hard drive of your computer, it can assist you to restore data from several external storage media like external hard drive, USB drive, memory card, iPod and many other devices that supports working on Mac operating systems namely Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

Procedure to restore data from Mac OS X file system:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software and install it to your Mac computer
  • Now run the application and follow guidelines given on the screen
  • As main screen comes up, you will find two options on it which are “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • You need to choose the option based on the situation you have faced
  • Wait till you get response and mark on the checkbox beside any of the drive to select it
  • After software completes scanning process you will get a Window that asks you to choose file types based on the extension
  • Make your selection using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files for confirmation and at last save them on a desired location


  • Never change file system of storage device unless and until you create backup of it
  • Do not rely on unauthorized third party tool to create volumes on your Mac computer