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Top 3 Questions on Mac OS X Data Recovery

Aug. 14, 2014 11:48 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery on Mac
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Deleted data by accident or lost files on Mac OS X due to some unpleasant reasons? Data loss is unavoidable in our life, and what we should do actively when encountering this problem is to find out solutions to recover data on Mac OS X. Here is the list of the top 3 questions on Mac OS X data recovery and we hope it do help you out.

Question 1. How Files on Mac OS X Are Stored?

Your Mac writes files you put to its hard drive as a series of ones and zeros in available space of the drive. It creates pointers to those data in a database which is called the Directory. When you do the Mac OS X data recovery, say you restore a particular file and open it in the Finder or an application, the Directory is consulted and the data is read from the drive.

Note: After you find you deleted or lost data on your Mac, stop using it at once to avoid the chance that new files would overwrite the space occupied by the lost data.

Question 2. What are Reasons That You Lost Data on Mac OS X?

Knowing reasons why you lost files on your Mac can be a great help for you to recover data on Mac OS X with data recovery programs, such as with Data Recovery for Mac. The reasons would be various and here is the list of some of them.

Question 3. How to Recover Lost/Deleted Data on Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6?

After you are clear about the reasons of data loss, you can rely on Data Recovery for Mac, which is one of the best Mac OS X data recovery tools to help you recover deleted data on Mac OS X computer and recover data from formatted, deleted, corrupt Mac hard drive. This Mac OS X data recovery software can recover photos, videos, audio files and other documents not only from Mac machine, but also from other external hard drive or storage devices, such as iPhone/iPad/iPod, SD card, digital camera, other mobile phones, etc. It supports macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard and lower.

Download, install and launch Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac OS X, and then follow the quick guide of this Mac data recovery software to recover lost data.

Note:  If you want to recover data from external hard drive on Mac OS X, connect your media to Mac in advance.
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1. Select the recovery mode according to the reason why you lost data: select "Lost File Recovery" if you deleted the files inadvertently; choose "Partition Recovery" if you can't access files from a corrupted, altered, or lost partition; head to "Raw Recovery" if you failed with the above two modes, go to "Resume Recovery" if you saved a scan result before and now need to import. Here is the example of "Lost File Recovery".

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2. Select the volume from which you lost files and the files types your files belong to. Then click "Scan" to start scanning.

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3. Preview and check your lost files. Select the wanted ones and click "Recover" button. Specify a save path to recover your lost data.

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After the Mac OS X file recovery is finished with Data Recovery for Mac, you can reuse your data on Mac OS X as if they were never lost. To avoid further data loss, you can back up the important ones on your Mac.

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