How to Extract Missing Partition on Mavericks?

“I upgraded my Mac computer from Mountain Lion to OS X Mavericks, but ended up in missing a partition on hard drive during the process. As I used internet recovery process instead of formal recovery mode on Mac to upgrade OS; I got messed up in between the up-gradation process and lost a volume. I then tried with Time Machine to find missing volume, but it just showed that missing partition and I couldn’t access any of files saved on it. Is there any possible method to recover missing partition on Mavericks computer?”

This tenth major upgrade of Apple OS X, Mavericks included many enhanced improvements like support for multiple display, improved Finder, Notification Center, Maps, Calendar, Safari, iBooks, battery life emphasis and so on. However, while using Mavericks OS X on your Mac computer, users may unintentionally lose volume due to reasons like:

  • Missing of any volume from Mavericks when any third party applications are used to repartition or resize partitions on hard drive
  • Incorrect procedure of formatting or reformatting a volume on Mavericks can cause missing of such partition
  • Frequent power surge on Mavericks computer or forceful shutdown can sometimes result in missing of any volume carrying important data
  • While reinstalling Mavericks OS X on your Mac computer, occurrence of any errors or interruptions can hide any volume
  • Adding to this, malicious malware or presence of bad media spots can even make a volume invisible to user

In order to overcome situations like this, one needs to rely on good data recovery software before adding new content on Mac hard drive from where partition is missing.

Missing partition recovery software:

Known for its wonderful recovery results, Yodot Mac Data Recovery is capable of recovering missing partition on Mavericks with utmost ease. This software can extract data including iWork files, documents, pictures, videos, audios, folders, program files, etc. from missing or deleted volumes. In addition, this tool can retrieve encrypted volume from Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard Mac OS X versions. This software is well suited to work on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers to recover data from Mac hard drive, external hard disk, SSD, pen drive, memory card, FireWire Drive and other storage devices.

Steps to retrieve missing partition on Mavericks:

Note: If hard drive on Mac Mavericks computer has enough free space apart from missing partition, then download this tool on it. Otherwise, connect this hard drive with missing partition to a healthy Mac computer and download this software on that Mac computer.

  • After completely downloading Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool, run it from applications
  • Then from main screen, click for ‘Volume Recovery’ option and proceed next
  • From the list of drives present on screen, choose victim hard drive from where partition is missing
  • In next, select the drive from which partition is missing and has to be recovered
  • Further, add the file types that you wish to restore or click on ‘Mark All’
  • Scanning takes place and comes up with recovered list of files in two view modes
  • Toggle between ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ to have quick look at restored files
  • At last, save all necessary data to a location you prefer on Mac system other than the partition on its hard drive from where missing partition data was recovered

Beware of these facts:

  • Have complete knowledge before proceeding to install or reinstall Mavericks OS X on Mac
  • Avoid mistakes while repartitioning hard drive on Mavericks
  • Backup essential data from Mavericks computer hard drive on other external storage devices

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