How to Retrieve Data from Crashed iMac?

“My iMac got crashed today due to some software conflicts. I tried to boot it number of times but was not useful. I am not even able to start the computer to get in touch with backup data which is on the same drive and thus all my data is in vain now. Can anyone suggest me how to recover crashed iMac data with simple process?”

iMac is a brilliant Apple desktop among all other desktop models. It is more advanced in terms of usability and data processing with the help of wireless interface of mouse, keyboard and the monitor. Data saved in Mac hard drive can be accessed by users in much simpler way. However, in some situations one may hopelessly lose data from iMac when hard drive crashes due to various reasons. This is briefed well in below section.

Major factors responsible for data loss from iMac:

  • Journal and catalog file corruption – These are the vital files related to system and file systems. If these files get corrupted then it may trigger corruption of entire hard drive and thus data inaccessibility
  • Boot sector damage – Frequent restarts of iMac by pressing power button or malware intrusion can damage the boot sector on iMac hard drive. This will in turn initiate incorrect loading of OS and sometimes unbootable iMac led by iMac crash
  • Incorrect installation or incomplete reinstallation of Mac OS X on iMac can lead to OS crash, after which no data will be accessible
  • Logical errors like file system damage, corrupt Apple Partition Map, formation of bad media spots, etc. can in rarely result to hard drive crash on iMac

In these instances if iMac crashes and all useful data becomes unavailable, users may worry thinking how to recover data from crashed iMac. Fortunately it is very simple; make use of proficient data recovery tool and safely restore entire data from iMac hard drive.

Crashed iMac data recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is the most efficient software to bring back all user data from crashed iMac within very limited time span. This utility can retrieve data such as movies, pictures, folders, documents, iWork files, compressed archives, etc. from iMac after various data disasters. This unique recover utility can even get back data from lost volumes on iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Pro computers. Along with this, one can easily retrieve data from portable hard drive, SSD, memory cards, USB flash drive, FireWire drive and other storage components on Mac. One can install and run this tool on Mac operating systems including Mac Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9) OS X versions.

Follow these steps to restore data from crashed iMac:

Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on a healthy Mac computer and follow the instructions below:

  • Detach crashed iMac hard drive and connect it to Macintosh machine
  • Launch the tool and proceed till it comes up with two major options on screen – ‘Volume Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • Click on “Volume Recovery” option and proceed next
  • All logical and external drives present on Mac system will get displayed
  • Choose the drive that represents crashed iMac hard drive from which data has to be recovered
  • An also, choose the file types to restored by clicking on ‘Mark All’ option
  • Software now scans selected drive and extracts all possible files from it in few seconds
  • All recovered files will get listed under ‘Data view’ and ‘File Type View’ options
  • Go through the list to examine rescued files, then save these files to specified destination location on host computer

Safety Measures:

  • Backup essential data from iMac hard drive on to the other storage devices
  • Avoid all instances that might render severe data loss on iMac
  • Enable Time Machine to achieve regular backup