The hard drive has a superior storage capacity and access data in a faster rate. The hard disk is divided into sections known as the partitions where each section behaves like a separate disk also known as a volume in Mac Operating System. It uses HFS+, HFSX file system for organizing, managing and manipulating data on it. The purpose of the partitioning is to keep OS files, used programs and user data near each other, keep log and cache files separate from one another, allow the user to use the multi-booting setups, protect and isolate files to recover data from corrupted partition with ease. During the process of partitioning if you lose data from the hard volume due to any circumstances, then you need to use a reliable and good quality data recovery software that performs a disk partition recovery safe and securely.
Some common reasons behind data loss from the Mac Volumes:
- Unreliable Third-Party Tool: If you use some low-quality software then it corrupts volume header which stores all information of disk like- date, time of creation and its size then this may lead to inaccessibility of the data from that partition and hence there is a huge loss of data.
- Re-formatting: When you convert the file system on Mac some errors may encounter during conversion which corrupts the partition and hence data loss.
- Re-partitioning hard drive: If you want to create a new partition or you want to change the size of an original partition then it can be done by repartitioning the hard drive. If you do re-partitioning process improperly then it might corrupt the existing partitions and results in loss of data.
- Bad sectors in hard disk: Bad sectors cause the volume unreadable, unusable and inaccessible. It may be due to various reasons like the corrupted boot records, the configuration problems, excessive read/write operations, sudden power failure or due to infectious viruses. This also leads to inaccessible of data from the hard disk.
- Virus infection: If you use your machine under an unsecured network or download a file then viruses like the trojan, malware, rootkits, spyware may also get downloaded along with those files. So it may corrupt the partition resulting in a data loss
To restore back lost data from the corrupted partition you have to take some precautions, you need to have a copy of all the files as backup. You should immediately stop using the drive after the data is lost in order to prevent from overwriting. If you do not have a backup then the only way to recover your lost data is by using an effective and reliable recovery software.
Mac Partition Recovery tool is designed with an excellent algorithm to recover the corrupted partition. It is simple user-interface so you will never face any complication while using this application. Whatever may be the reason, within a few mouse clicks you can recover all files from the corrupted partition. Click here for recovery of a missing partition is possible without any hurdle when volume partition on Mac machine gets damaged due to a system crash, file system corruption, accidental deletion of partition, etc. This software can also recover iPhoto Library on Mac OS X which is corrupted due to virus attack and other software issues with iPhoto Library structure. It can be used to restore the lost HDD partition from MacBook Pro and deleted the partition from a Seagate Slim for Mac on Mac machines. So without worrying much you can download the utility and perform the file recovery process. This tool can perform a damaged partition recovery on all the advanced version of the Macintosh operating system, for more http://www.macpartitionrecovery.com/damaged.html.
Steps to recover corrupted partition data:
1: Launch the file recovery application on your Mac machine, the main screen appears as shown in Figure 1. Select "Recover Volumes/Drives" option followed by "Volumes Recovery".
Figure 1: Main Window
2: Select the Mac volume to recover files from the corrupted partition and then click on the "Next" option.
Figure 2: Select Partition
3: After the recovery process, you can preview the recovered partition files as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Recovered Partition Files