Recovery of Data from Unbootable Mac Hard Drive

Mac systems have the best Operating System in the world. Advanced GUI and hundreds of applications, makes it preferable for the tech savvy people. Like Windows, hard drive on Mac computer is divided into separate logical drives for organization and accessing data in efficient manner. Though Mac is well built system in term of both hardware and software, data saved on Mac machine can unexpectedly get lost at instant of time.

One such disaster can occur when your Mac system refuse to boot for any reason that is unknown to you. Suppose, there is an update available for the software on Mac and you update it. But while updating the software, you got error message saying “Software Update has encountered an unexpected issue, you must restart”. So you decided to restart the computer, but unfortunately Mac system failed to boot like before and you get a blue screen. It is because of the bug that appeared while updating software.

Here updating software resulted in some conflicts, due to which Mac system failed to boot. However, you can find many such scenarios due to which Mac hard drive may refuse to boot and few of them are listed as below:

  • Deletion of System Files: While deleting some unwanted files on the Mac computer, you may select and delete system files by mistake. The system refuses to boot if it doesn’t find related files required for booting process.
  • Boot Sector Virus: Boot sector virus is very dangerous. In spite of having built-in anti-virus on Mac, these viruses attack the boot sector and cause severe damage. The hard drive becomes unbootable and you will lose access to files on Mac volumes
  • OS Malfunction: The operation system might be faulty or not installed properly. This results in OS malfunctioning and can crash at any moment
  • Hard Drive Crash: The hard drive crashes due to incorrect re-partitioning, file system corruption, hardware faults, driver issues, improper usage, bad sectors formation due to aging, etc. Mac hard drive won’t boot as a consequence of hard drive crash

You will lose complete data saved on Mac system, if you do not have the backup of those files because you need to format hard drive and install operating system in this case. However, files will be still present on Mac hard drive until they get overwritten with new data and using advanced software you can get back data from Mac hard drive that won’t boot. Yodot Mac Data Recovery is one of comprehensive tool that can be employed to get back files from unbootable Mac hard drive.

Unbootable Mac Hard Drive Recovery:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool is specially designed to recover lost or missing data from Mac hard drive after any kind of data loss situation. It extends its compatibility so vast that it is capable of recovering data from different Mac operating systems like Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It supports recovery of data from volumes or drives formatted with HFSX, HFS+, HFS and FAT file systems. You can also perform data recovery from unbootable or crashed MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptop along with Mac Mini, iMac system hard drives. The software has Mac finder style view that helps you find the recovered data easily. Try the demo version of the software for experiencing data recovery practically.

Simple steps to rescue data from Mac hard drive that won’t boot:

Note: Connect Mac hard drive as secondary device on a healthy Mac computer installed with recovery software

  • Connect the unbootable Mac hard drive to the healthy Mac computer
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery on Mac system
  • Run the software and select “Volume Recovery” from the main screen
  • Select the Mac hard drive from which data has to be recovered and click “Next”
  • The software scans the hard drive and displays the list of files on the software wizard in “File Type” and “Data Type” views
  • Select the files that you want to recover and save those by specifying a location

Valuable Tips:

  • Keep back up of important data present on Mac hard drive onto external hard drive so that you need not worry in data loss situation
  • Format the hard drive once in four years to maintain hard drive in proper working condition and avoid crash
  • Be careful while deleting files on Mac as you may delete some of the important system files
  • Until you restore lost data do not format and re-install new operating system on Mac machine

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