How To Recover RAW Volume

"I need to find out a simple way that can be used for recovering data from inaccessible Mac volume that has turned RAW. Yesterday I was re-installing Lion OS in my Mac machine, there was sudden power failure. When the system was restarted, installation process had to be redone and upon clicking on one of the volumes, it showed that volume is RAW and cannot be accessed. Is this the end of the files present in the Mac volume or something can be done here? Thanks!"

What is the actual meaning of RAW volume?

RAW volume is nothing but the partition that is present in your system is damaged and is not recognized by the OS. The information present in the partition becomes in-accessible leading to valuable data loss. Some of the issues that can lead to RAW partition are:

  • Virus infection can be termed as one of the oldest issues that causes corruption of file system and eventually leads to RAW volume
  • Improper installation of the OS in the system may also result in RAW volume
  • Abrupt removal of external storage media from the system when data is being transferred
  • Sudden system shut down when user is performing some task on one of the volumes can cause RAW partition

Restore RAW volume:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is the most recommended tools that can be used for performing data recovery from RAW volume on Mac system. This utility is included with powerful recovery algorithms that makes sure rescue process can be carried out even under worst data loss circumstances. With highly improved and easy to use graphical interface, it can be assured that recovery of files from RAW partition can be done even by non-technical users in short span of time. You can effectively undelete deleted drive on Mac with the use of this volume recovery too and apart from this, it can also be used if you have accidentally formatted your Mac partition and so on. Secure installation process can be done on all latest versions of Mac operating systems like Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Yosemite respectively.

Follow the simple steps to perform raw volume recovery on Mac machine:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery application in the system with help of local system admin
  • Once installation process gets completed, user can run the program with help of shortcut icon provided on desktop
  • Using main screen options, click on Volume Recovery or Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery options
  • After clicking on desired options, move on to next screen to select volume from where recovery has to be done
  • Now click on “Next” option to initiate recovery process
  •  As soon as scanning procedure gets completed, user can view  restored list of files in Data View or File Type View format
  • Click on desired view format and then save the files to available destination location as applicable to host system user

Tips to be remembered:

  • Always maintain backup of important information present in volume on more than one destination
  • Make sure your system is secured with updated antivirus protection to prevent virus attack
  • Avoid usage of improper third party tools for creating partitions which can damage the volumes

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