Restore HFS Partition
Data loss can happen anytime, anywhere. It is same even when it comes to Mac formatted with the HFS file system. Although HFS partition/volume is less susceptible to virus infection, there are other factors which cause data loss from HFS.
In such instances, it becomes necessary to recover HFS partition from Mac if missing files include important ones. Most of the computer users might be having some misconception that once the HFS partition is deleted then the files are gone forever. But it is not true, even after file loss from HFS, you can get them back easily with the help of reliable partition recovery tools like SFWare Partition Recovery.
Precautions to be Taken-
Before retrieving partition, you must not copy or save any file on the formatted or damaged partition to avoid overwriting of files. This is because, once the file is overwritten by new files, then it becomes impossible to retrieve HFS volume, which may result in permanent loss of data. Hence, it is always suggested to install a SFWare Partition Recovery application on the healthy drive and save the recovered/restored files on that drive, but not on the drive from where you have retrieved the files.
HFS Recovery using SFWare Partition Recovery Software: -
SFWare Partition Recovery helps you in restoring HFS partition in a very easy manner. As this software is designed with advanced methodology, it scans the entire drive and recovers data from HFS volume within a matter of few minutes. It comes handy in restoring data from lost, deleted, corrupted, RAW and inaccessible HFS partition. This application can restore files from HFS+ and HFSX volumes with utmost ease.
Complete Guide on HFS Recovery using SFWare Partition Recovery-
Step 1. Download SFWare Partition Recovery Software on your system. Install and launch it.
Step 2. When the main screen pops up, select either "Partition Recovery" option or "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option depending on the data loss crisis
Step 3. Next, the software shows all the available drives. Select the right drive and click on "Next" option
Step 4. The software scans and shows recovered files either in Data View or File Type View
Step 5. You can check each file by previewing them before saving
Step 6. Later, select and save required files
Some of The Important Features of SFWare Partition Recovery Tool:
SFWare Partition Recovery Program helps in restoring data from HFS volume lost after volume header corruption, catalog file corruption, operating system crash, virus attacks, sudden power failure, etc. You can employ this powerful program to restore files from SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. The software helps to recover unreadable partition of the hard drive at your fingertips. Further, with the support of this program, you can also recover files from HFS volume running on different versions of Mac OS X like Mavericks, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc.
Situations where SFWare Partition Recovery Tool is helpful to recover HFS volume:
- Catalog files are responsible for keeping records of all the files and directories that are present on the volume. Therefore, if there is any sort of corruption happens then it denies the access to all those files and directories.
- Frequent power failure leads to improper system shutdown that may cause bad sectors on the hard drive and results in OS crash in worst cases. This in turn leads to loss of HFS volume present on it.
- Improper method of using Disk utility for resizing HFS volumes on Mac HDD or errors while re-partitioning process can also make you lose the HFS partition from Mac drives.
Still, there are many other reasons for HFS volume loss/deletion. Whatever may be the cause, there is no need to worry as SFWare Partition Recovery Tool is here for you to help in successful recovering of the HFS volume in few clicks.