Macintosh HD Recovery - Recover Data from Failed Mac Hard Drive

Daisy updated on Feb 20, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles


Macintosh HD Recovery enables you to reinstall macOS or Mac OS X in a convenient way when your Mac hard drive fail to boot due to system corruption, formatting, virus attack, and more. If you have data loss in macOS recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac can help you restore all the deleted or lost files in the quickest and easiest way.

Macintosh HD is also known as Mac hard drive, which is the primary storage facility or database for storing and keeping data for Mac users. And macOS or Mac OS X has been committed to providing the best protection of Mac hard drive to avoid data loss for many years.

However, sometimes, your Macintosh HD will fail to boot because of a particular reason and needs reinstalling macOS. Although you can use the macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS or Mac OS X without missing user data, you may still find it seems unavoidable to losing important photos, documents, emails or videos on Macintosh HD if you have used the Disk Utility in HD Recovery to format your disk. Then, how could such an issue be settled? How to recover the lost files from Mac? Now, all these problems could be solved directly by using a professional Macintosh HD data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. 

Tip: If you have any questions about "Does Recovery Mode delete everything on Mac?", read the article for answers. 

How to Recover Lost Data on Mac for Macintosh HD Recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is an easy-to-use and reliable data recovery software for Mac users. It can recover 200+ types of data from your Mac internal hard drive as well as other external media storage devices. It works with many versions of Mac from Mac OS X 10.6 to the latest macOS 10.14(Mojave). 

  • Full file system support: Support Mac data recovery from NTFS, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, FAT file system volumes, as well as APFS data recovery.
  • Convenient data recovery preview: the preview of scanned photos, audios, and videos to specify what you want to recover effectively.
  • Multiple Mac data recovery types: recover all the usual file types, including documents, images, files, videos, and other files from your Mac internal/external hard drive.
  • Powerful data recovery capability: recover data from the emptied trash bin, formatted hard drive/USB/memory card, lost partitions, etc..

Only three steps will solve the data loss troubles for Macintosh HD Recovery.

Step 1. Select the disk location (it can be an internal HDD/SSD or a removable storage device) where you lost data and files. Click the Scan button.

select the location where data lost and click scan

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately scan your selected disk volume and display the scanning results on the left pane.

scan the selected disk to find lost data on your Mac

Step 3. In the scan results, select the file(s) and click Recover Now button to have them back.

click recover now button to recover lost data on your Mac

Except for recovering lost data caused by Macintosh HD recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac also works very well to restore lost files on Mac due to the following reasons. 

  • Empty Trash bin.
  • Format hard drive without backup by mistake.
  • Lose data after system restore.
  • Wrong operations on the existing partitions cause the partition table damaged.
  • The hard drive logical is corrupted, and the data is inaccessible.
  • The hard drive is inaccessible because of the virus attacks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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