How to Retrieve Data from Mac Snow Leopard?

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) OS is a successor of Mac OS X 10.5 operating system built by renowned company Apple. This version comes with added utility, efficiency, advanced features, improved performance, data security and many more. Utilities like Time machine allows user to maintain backup of their system from time to time, and finder application allows the user to view subfolders by simply scrolling.

However, even this powerful operating system is not free from problems like corruption, crash and other errors that result in data loss. Data loss is a critical situation, which is faced every Mac user sooner or later. Data from Mac Snow Leopard system can get lost or deleted due to the facts as explained below:

  • Emptying Trash: Users may delete valuable files or folders from hard drive while deleting unwanted files. Later they empty the Trash on Mac Snow Leopard system without checking its content using “Command + Shift + Delete” key combination or manually selecting Empty Trash option
  • Catalog File Corruption: These files store important information about files and directory detail of Mac Volume. If this files get corrupt you’ll not be able to access files from the hard disk and result in data loss
  • Formatting: Unintentionally formatting volumes on your Mac Snow Leopard during upgrading or reinstallation of operating system, etc
  • Re-partitioning Hard Drive: Re-sizing the size of existing volumes to increase or decrease their current volume size or to create new volume may cause if you use face problems during the conversion process
  • Other Facts: Power failure, interruption while transferring files, improper system termination, hardware issues, software conflicts, etc are some of the other reasons accountable for data loss

The lost/deleted files from Mac Snow Leopard machine can be recovered no matter how you lost it, with the help of a good recovery tool. But the important thing you must remember is to not add any new files to your Mac Snow Leopard hard disk drive after data loss mishap, because the chances of the deleted/lost data being overwritten are very high.

Tool to Restore Files from Mac Snow Leopard

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is one of the right recovery tools to use in this kind of situation, the tool is built in such a way that it can identify and recover lost data from corrupted, inaccessible, formatted or even deleted volumes from hard disk on Mac Snow Leopard. Other than Mac Snow Leopard, the application also supports recovery of files from other Mac OS X like Leopard and Lion. Additionally, recovering data from all other storage devices like external hard disk, flash USB drives, iPods, memory cards and other storage drives is possible by using this software.

Step by Step Recovery Procedure

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery application and install the software to your Mac Snow Leopard
  • Run the installed software and follow the onscreen steps
  • You’ll find two options, “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click on “Volume Recovery” option to retrieve data from your unintentionally deleted / missing or corrupted volumes
  • Click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to recover data from formatted volumes after OS up gradation, OS reinstallation or accidental format situations
  • The software scans and displays all the volumes present in the system
  • Select the volume/drive from where data is to be retrieved and click on “Next”
  • The application repeats the scanning process and displays all the recoverable files from the selected volume
  • Choose the files or folders which are to be recovered and you can also preview the files before saving
  • Finally, save the recovered files to your desired location, although not to the same drive from where files are being recovered


  • Don’t install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on the same volume from where data is to be recovered
  • Use a powerful antivirus program to remove viruses from the system
  • Backup your important files before performing upgrade, reinstall or format operation