Mac Deleted Partition Recovery

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

Hard Drives are a non-volatile form of data storage devices. It is considered as a primary place to store data. Computers Operating System, as well as installation applications and other files are stored in the hard drive. You can store any important data in your hard disk drive better known as volumes on Mac. At the same time, data loss scenario also occurs in Mac volumes during partitioning. In such cases you can undelete Mac partitions using good partition recovery tool. This software easily restores your data lost due to accidental deletion, software errors or virus attack from hard disk devices. Advanced recovery software is capable of restoring your accidentally deleted files and folders from Mac volumes and different types of removable devices.

Some common reasons for deletion of partition from Mac OS X are as follows;

  • You may accidentally delete or format a system hard drive. During the format process you may accidentally format the wrong partition by typing the wrong drive, thus it leads to formatting the wrong partition.
  • Files can also be corrupted or lost during hard disk crash caused due to any logical faults in devices.
  • Data loss due to re-formatting a partition. Sometimes you may feel it is necessary to change from one file system to another file system on Windows or HFS+ to HFSX file system on Mac. Errors during the file systems conversion may lead to corruption of the partition.
  • Data loss due to re-partitioning the hard disk. When the sizes of existing partitions need to be changed or a new partition needs to be created, re- partitioning can be done. Improper re-partitioning process might corrupt the existing partitions and leads to data loss.

Once you recognize your data is lost or deleted, follow below given steps to avoid further data loss;

  • Do not use or do not save any data on the volume or partition from where data loss occurred.
  • Do not install any data recovery software to the partitions or volume from where you have lost the data. This might overwrite your lost or deleted data completely.

You can use good Mac recovery software to retrieve all lost volumes from Mac OS X. Before, selecting any recovery software you just download the trial version and try for the recovery result. If you are satisfied with recovery result, then buy the full version of software.

Mac recovery software is the best recovery tool to restore all your lost partitions.This utility can also restore data from flash drive on Mac lost due to abrupt removal of USB drive while transferring files to Mac computer. The trial version of the software is available to download, you can try for the recovery result. The software is user friendly as all steps to retrieve lost files are mentioned clearly with screen shots. User with minimum technical knowledge can also use this software effortlessly. Once you download the full version and run the software, it scans all your volumes and retrieves all lost or deleted files from the Mac partition. Mac Data Recovery Software helps the user to restore Mac files from deleted, corrupt, formatted or lost Mac volumes quickly with the help advance built-in algorithms. It is a Universal Binary application, which helps you to work with both Intel and PowerPC Mac platforms. It has a very useful feature that helps you to find files from restored data list within few seconds using Find-Tool. It can also carry out Mac volume deleted file recovery that is HFS+ or HFSX formatted. When you download and install any third party program or utility for recovery of data, make sure you do not do it on the affected Mac volume as it may overwrite the lost or the deleted files leading to permanent data loss. So, in order to retrieve the files you should connect your affected external hard drive to healthy Mac machine as a slave. The software can also undelete Mac files from FireWire Drives easily and also helps to undelete files from crashed hard drive on Mac.

Steps to undelete Mac OS X partitions:

Step 1: Download and install the trial version of the software. Start the program by double clicking the desktop shortcut. The main window is displayed as shown in Figure 1. Select Recover Volumes / Drives option from the main window.

Undelete Mac Partition - Main Screen

Figure 1. Main Screen

Step 2: When you select Recover Volumes / Drives option, a new window is shown. Select Volumes Recovery option and proceed to the next step as shown in Figure 2.

Volumes Recovery Selection Window

Figure 2. Select Volumes Recovery

Step 3: When you select Volumes Recovery option, the software detects all the physical volumes and displays it as shown in Figure 3. Select the drive from which you want to restore lost volume and click on Next

Volume Selection - Screenshot

Figure 3. Select Drive

Step 4: When you click Next you get an option to search for a particular file based on its unique signature and scanning process starts. Select the file types ehich you want to retrieve. You can also skip this step by clicking "Skip" option as shown in Figure 4.

File Type Selection - Screenshot

Figure 4. Select File Type

Step 5: When the scanning process is completed the software displays the retrieved files as shown in Figure 5. You can save the retrieved files using "Save Recovery Session" option.

Recovered Files - Screenshot

Figure 5. Recovered Files


For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
Mavericks and Yosemite (10.10) Users