Mac hard disk can get damaged due to a number of reasons like application or system crash, hard reboot, power surges, hard drive failure, failure of application installers used to resent system permissions, virus attacks, disk initialization and improper system shutdown. Temporary or permanent data loss can be averted with proper Mac data recovery methods. A common Mac recovery technique is explained below:
1.Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the damaged Mac PC that you want to recover the data from, and then click Show Package Contents.
2.The hard disk drive image holds all the files and programs for a virtual machine.
3.Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the hard disk drive image file.
Note: By default, the hard disk drive image file is labeled with the operating system name unless you specified something else when you created it during the guest PC setup.
4.Click Copy HardDriveName.
5.Right-click (or hold down CONTROL and click) the Mac desktop, and then click Paste item.
6.Create a new folder on the Mac hard disk drive where you want to store the recovered data, and then name the folder say, Recovery.
7.Move the copy of the hard disk drive file from the Package contents folder on the desktop to the Recovery folder.
8.Create a new virtual PC.
9.Click the new virtual PC in the Virtual PC list, and then click Settings.
10.Click the Drive 2 listing.
11.Click Hard Drive document, and then click Select.
12.Locate the Recovery folder, and then click the hard disk drive document you that you want to recover.
13.Click Open, and then start the new virtual PC.
14.Restart the virtual PC after Plug & Play detects and installs the new virtual hard disk drive.
15.Open My Computer in the new virtual PC. The recovered drive appears as the D drive (or some other drive letter).
16.Right-click the drive where you are trying to get the data files, and then click Explore.
17.Locate the files that you want to recover.
However, if the above method does not solve the purpose, users can opt for Mac data recovery software tools. Kernel Recovery for Macintosh is highly competent Mac disk recovery software that can be used for recovering data from corrupt or severely damaged Mac resources. This software is capable of repairing directory files of Macintosh start disk, user-specific, application or system cache files as well as permissions on the system files and directories.
In addition to the internal resources and data structures of Mac X OS, this Mac Recovery software can also restore data from iPods, memory cards, and external devices provided they are being recognized as drive letters. Since this Mac data recovery software has been developed for Windows platform, so to recover data from crashed Mac drives, users have to attach the corrupt drive to a system running on Windows OS.
Kernel Recovery for Mac performs extensive scan of the corrupt resources and drives of Mac OS so that every single data from the partitions and sectors can be retrieved. Once the software is done with the scanning, the recovered items are listed in a hierarchical structure for users to get a preview. A thorough scan of the entire Mac hard disk ensures that data which gets accidentally deleted or lost is also retrieved with complete accuracy. Hard drives including SATA, IDE, EIDE and SCSI are fully supported by this Mac Data Recovery software.