How Can I Retrieve Lost Partition On Mac OS X Lion?

“Today morning when I switched on my Mac computer I could not see one of my partition on Mac OS X Lion system. Previous day itself I worked in that Mac machine and stored some essential data in the partition that is missing now. I don’t know why this partition had lost or what is the reason behind it, but I wanted to get back it again. Why because it consists of all my personnel and essential data in it, so I kindly request you to suggest me an ideal solution for solving this lost partition problem on my Mac OS X lion system.”

Hey, don’t worry. Your partition has not gone anywhere it will be present in physical drive itself. The partition disappears or becomes inaccessible because of file system corruption. File system can get corrupt due to virus or deadly harmful programs that are present in your system. The only way to regain your lost partition from Mac OS X Lion system is by utilizing any of the Partition recovery tool. But before going to know about partition recovery tool, I wanted you to know the different causes for loss of partition on Mac OS X Lion computer.

There are numerous causes for partition loss, among which virus attack is the most common one, due to which your partition file system may get corrupted and become inaccessible or just disabled. Similarly if system files get damaged then you won’t able to see partitions on Mac OS X Lion computer. The virus can be transmitted to system either by network transmission or by removable storage device. You computer may also get infected by downloading or installing any illegal programs.

If you came across any of the issues with your partition on hard drive, then don’t panic. The partition or data stored on it will not be erased from the physical drive. You can get back your lost partition on Mac OS X Lion system using partition recovery tool. To know more about partition recovery tool and how to utilize it, then you must go through the article till the end.

Lost partition recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery app especially designed for Mac users who are most tending towards their stored data and prefer using Mac OS platform. The application supports recovery of lost partitions from all types of storage medium including USB drives, flash memory cards, FireWire drives and hard drives. The application can quickly retrieve data from HFS+, HFSX, FAT, NTFS and extFAT drives present on physical hard drives. You can even recover data from formatted or re-formatted Mac OS X Lion system volumes using Yodot Mac Data Recovery software. You can also use this software to get back your lost or deleted data from Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and other system that runs Macintosh operating system.

Procedure for using Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on your Mac OS X Lion system
  • Run the software to begin recovery process and follow the instructions as directed by the recovery tool
  • In main screen you can see two options i.e.“Volume Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Since you need to recover lost partition from Mac OS X Lion system, so select “Volume Recovery” option
  • The software scans your entire Mac OS X Lion computer and displays all logical volumes including the external hard drive
  • Select the physical drive from which you need to retrieve your lost partition and click on “Next” button
  • In next window, you can see list of found volumes from the selected physical drive and select the scan type to continue
  • After that choose a particular file type that you wanted to retrieve from lost partition or simply press “Skip” option to select all file types
  • The application will display all the recovered data along with lost partition from selected physical drive and you can view them in either “Data View” or “File Type view”
  • Use “Save Recovery Session” option to save the recovered data to your desired destination location (don’t save the recovered data to a same partition from which you are trying to retrieve it)

Useful Tips:

  • Regularly take backup of your crucial data on other reliable storage device
  • Install good security program to your Mac OS X Lion system in order to avoid virus infection
  • Avoid adding data to the system after data loss circumstance has occurred, in order to avoid overwriting of data

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