Do you want to recover lost data from Mac OS X Lion HDD?

Most people who have been around computers for a long time have horror stories of hard drive crashes or data loss. Even if your story is not horrific, you probably have an “Ohh No!!!” moment when things go wrong and you lose an hour’s or a day’s worth of work. The main thing is, the moment your hard disk was created; it starts a countdown towards its Mean Time before Failure (MTBF). Even though, Macs are generally reliable beast especially the Macs running Mac Lion Operating System, someday your hard drive may die. If you don’t have back up before that day comes, chances are good that you will never see those files again. Apart from that, you tend to occasionally make mistakes like accidental deletion or formatting the hard drive leading to data loss.

Consider this typical scenario, one day your Mac computer won’t start at all!!! The screen displays a blinking question mark indicating that it cannot find a valid system and suddenly a catastrophic hard drive crash occurs!!!  There are plenty of reasons for hard drive crashes. Generally there are 2 main reasons due to which you may not be able to start your Mac.

  • If you’re getting any error messages that indicates that there is no hard drive or HDD not found then it might be due to physical failure. In this case, hard drive data recovery is bit difficult.
  • If your system is displaying errors, which indicates that the Operating System is missing or Operating System cannot be found then it is due to logical reasons like boot sector virus, file system corruption etc.

When your system crashed due to logical failure, you cannot even run Disk Utility to repair the hard disk problems. What now??? Stay Calm!!! It is possible to make your Mac system work again as before. In order to get back your Mac to normal condition, you need to reformat the drive and then you need to re-install the Mac OS X Lion using CD/DVD. But, Reformatting or reinstallation process leads to data loss if you don’t have backup. This is because, the reinstallation process requires your hard disk to be reformatted.

Reformatting process deletes each and every file from your hard drive and creates a new directory structure to store new files. Therefore, when you reformat the drive, you should have a proper backup of your important data so that you can restore data after reinstalling the Mac Lion Operating System. What if you don’t have backup and reinstalled the Mac Operating System?? All your data is lost permanently?? Not Yet!!! You may permanently lose your data only if you use that drive to perform any operations. This is mainly because, when you save new files or even when you try to turn on your Mac system, it may create temporary files that may overwrite the old data that still exists on your drive resulting in permanent loss.

Therefore, it is always better to avoid usage of hard drive after crashes and corruptions. Make use of Mac Hard Drive Recovery Software to get back all your data easily. This software has special inbuilt algorithms and volume scanning engines, which helps in rigorously scanning the hard drive to restore lost data. This software has the ability to restore data from corrupt iMac hard drive and also from Mac Mini hard drives. It can perform signature search to find and recover different types of files on the basis of their unique file signature.

If you have accidentally deleted some essential files from a MacBook Air hard drive or lost the files due to some other common reasons then also you can use this software. You can recover files from MacBook Air hard drive even after accidental emptying the Trash or after deleting the files from the Mac Lion Trash bin. The latest versions of Mac Operating System support journaling feature. If the journal file gets corrupted then also you cannot access the data from that specific volume. This software performs data recovery from journalled Mac partition with utmost ease and in less span of time.

Working Procedure of Mac Hard Drive Recovery Software

Step 1: Download and install Mac Hard Drive Recovery software on another computer to perform hard drive recovery on Mac. Now, connect your crashed Mac hard drive as a secondary storage device to your friend’s computer where the software is installed. After launching the software, select “Recover Drives/Volumes”  from the main screen and then select “Formatted or Reformatted  Recovery” option from the next screen

Hard Drive Recovery Mac - Main Screen

Step 2: Now, select the crashed Mac drive from where you have lost the data and then click on “Next” option to proceed

Mac Hard Drive Recovery - Hard Drive Selection Screen

Step 3: Once the data recovery process gets finished, you can view the recovered data by clicking on “preview” option. After recovering data from crashed hard drive, do not save it in the same crashed hard drive

Mac Hard Drive Recovery Software  - Preview Screen


  • Take full and regular backup of essential data and check it regularly to make sure that it is working properly.
  • Use effective antivirus program to avoid data loss due to harmful viruses
  • Use quality hardware devices to avoid data loss due to physical failure reasons.

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