Have you ever encountered a situation where you are not able to access data from your Mac volume because it is showing size 0? Are you wondering that where your files are gone? Do not worry here you will come to know about a solution which can easily solve this issue. A RAW volume issue is a special file system error. When you try to access such type of volume then diverse errors are shown to the users. To find the solution to this problem, read this article till the end. Mac Partition Recovery is the prominent data recovery tool which has the ability to recover data from the raw volume in just a fraction of seconds.
When the Mac volume becomes RAW, then it starts displaying various errors and shows a strange behavior. Some of the common symptoms are like the mentioned below. When your Mac volume becomes RAW then it will prompt you to format the volume in order to make it recognizable. Another popular symptom is when your operating system tries to access such type of volume, then it tells that the volume size is zero.
Generally, the volume becomes RAW due to the corruption. When a hard drive is corrupted, you cannot locate the information stored on it and thus it leads to an inaccessibility problem. In this corruption, the header of the hard drive gets damaged. The header is a place on the hard drive which keeps a record of data stored on the hard drive, number of volumes, size of the block of data, date of creation and many more. Thus you cannot access data stored on it. But, fortunately there exist a tool which can easily recover data from a RAW volume as well as corrupted hard drive with ease. Go to this URL for detailed information about the corrupted hard drive recovery: www.macpartitionrecovery.com/corrupted.html
A virus or malware attack is another reason which can make your volume data inaccessible. If any virus infects the hard drive then chances are there that this volume starts behaving inappropriately and becomes RAW. In this case, you will not be able to access data from such type of volume without the help of the data recovery tool. Mac Partition Recovery is one such kind of tool which is famous to retrieve data from RAW volume very effetely.
This tool has been developed on the top of a very reliable and robust algorithm which scans the entire hard drive and recovers data from it in an effective manner. You can use this tool to recover formatted partition from a Mac Mini with ease. You can recover data from volumes having HFS, HFS+ and other file systems. In addition, to retrieving data from a RAW volume, this tool can also recover data from a flash drive, memory flash cards (SD, XD, MMC, and Memory Stick). It performs a rigorous scanning to recover lost data from volumes that do not mount on Mac. This tool has a special feature which can sort recovered data based on their signature. You can preview the recovered data once the successful recovery is completed. You can also make use of this tool for recovering the deleted pictures from Mac OS. Visit the link given to know how: http://macpartitionrecovery.com/undelete-pictures-on-mac.html
Step to Recover Data from the Raw Volume:
1: Run the Mac Partition Recovery program to restore data from the RAW volume. Launch the tool to recover data from a raw volume and then select Recover Volume/Drive option from the main window as shown in figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Window
2: The software starts scanning the hard drive and lists all the logical drives available on the computer. Select the volume which you want to recover from the list of logical drives as shown in figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Volume
3: Once the recovery process is over, the software will display all the recovered data as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: Recovered Files