Common Mac Hard Drive Data Loss Cases and Solutions


Accidental Deletion

  • Move files or folder to trash
  • Command delete data
  • Empty trash bin
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  • Format hard drive by mistake
  • Format hard drive while resizing or converting disk
  • Facing hard drive not formatted error
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Partition Loss

  • Accidentally deleted a partition
  • Partition is hidden and inaccessible
  • Deleted partition with Mac disk management tool
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  • Lost data due to system upgrade or reinstalling
  • Fail to access data after virus attack
  • Lost data due to disk or file system corruption
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Steps: recover data from Time Machine

If you have turned on and set up Time Machine, it will automatically backup your data periodically. Then you can easily recover your lost Mac hard drive data from the latest backup file. Just follow the steps:

Connect Time Machine drive > Click Time Machine menu > Select Enter Time Machine > Find your backup > Preview the file > Restore the file.

How to set up and turn on Time Machine

  • 1. Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar.
  • 2. Click Select Backup Disk.
  • 3. Select an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or other storage solution from the list, then click Use Disk.
  • 4. Finally, turn on Time Machine

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