Undelete Mac Files on FireWire Drive

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)

Macintosh or Mac operating systems are known for their advanced and high tech features that are designed and marketed by Apple Inc.  Mac computers are compatible with FireWire devices as they have in-built port for its interface. FireWire is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer designed by Apple Inc. FireWire drives are storage devices with a serial bus interface that are based on IEEE 1394 standard for the transmission of audio, video and control data. They are organized in a tree topology manner. Each device has a unique self-id for its identification. The maximum data bandwidth that can be transferred is based on its self-id. It has a different port for its interface like FireWire 400, FireWire 800, etc. They work as plug and play drives and are portable devices.

Though they are secure in transferring data, they face problems of data loss due to human negligence, file system corruption, ejecting the cable while transfer, formatting unintentionally etc. Under such circumstances, you tend to face huge data loss and in order to retrieve the deleted and lost data you need to make use of an effective and powerful Mac recovery software to undelete files on HFS+ partitionon Mac volumes.

Here are some scenarios under which one loses data from FireWire drives. If you interface the FireWire device to your Mac and if it asks for format drive option and you select the option by mistake in this case the whole data present on the device is deleted or lost. While transferring files between Mac and FireWire drive if you suddenly eject the cable connected to Mac, then in this condition also data is lost. If the file system of the FireWire drive gets corrupt due to missing of system files or if it gets infected from some harmful virus, the data present on drive is deleted and the drive is inaccessible. Some of these scenarios are similar for external hard drives. However, you can restore files from External hard drive on Mac using a good recovery tool.

All the reasons mentioned above contribute to huge data loss and inaccessibility of the drive. In such situations, the preferable way to prevent loss of data is by handling the FireWire drive carefully and regularly protecting it from virus by using anti-virus software. After using safety measures, if you still lose data from the FireWire drive, then you need to make use of an appropriate and effective Mac file undelete tool.  This Software is specially designed by professionals to undelete folder on Mac and retrieve deleted and lost data from the FireWire drives. This software has some prominent features, which makes it more preferable to use among Mac users. It can perform file recovery on Mac volume that are formatted accidentally. It supports data recovery on both Intel as well as Power PC Mac platforms. It has the ability to retrieve all types of media files as well. The software retrieves files from crashed hard drives and from volumes that fail to mount. The software has the capability to recover files deleted from Mac Trash as well as undelete files from SD card.

You can follow some simple steps given below to undelete Mac files from FireWire drives:

Step 1: Download and install the free demo version and then double click on the short icon and then select the “Recover Volumes/Drives” option from the Main window as shown in Figure a.

Mac undelete from FireWire Drive - Main window

Figure a : Main Window

Step 2: From the next screen select the “Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery” option and then select the FireWire drive from which the data has to be restored and click on "Next"as shown in Figure b.

Volume Selection Window

Figure b: Select Appropriate Volume

Step 3: The software scans the selected drive completely and restores the lost data. Select the “Data View” or “File Type View” option to view the recovery result as shown in Figure c.

Mac Undelete FireWire Drive - Recovered Data

Figure c: restored Data

Step 4: The software gives you an option to preview the restored files. Preview restored files by making use of "Preview" option. Save the recovery session using “Save Scan Info” option as shown in Figure d. If you are satisfied with the recovery result, you can purchase the software and then save the restored files.

Save Recovery Session - Screenshot

Figure d: Save Recovery Session


For Leopard (10.5) and
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For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
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