Recover HDD After Repartitioning

How to retrieve Mac volume after repartitioning hard disk

Lost Mac partition data during hard drive repartitioning???

No need to worry much!!! Mac volume recovery software helps you to restore the lost Mac volume!!

Repartitioning of hard drive allows you to recreate the existing partitions. It can be done in order for so many purposes like better memory management, to enhance System efficiency, dual boot installation, shrink or extend a partition or volume, better hard drive defragmentation or better speed when scanning the hard drive for errors. Mostly, Disk Management Utility is used to repartition the hard drive.  However, hard drive resizing is really risky process and should be carried out in utmost care. This is because; any type of interruption or carelessness of the user could lead to sever data loss.

Consider a practical scenario, where you wanted to repartition your hard disk as your computer is running extremely slow. Therefore, you took help of Disk Management Utility to repartition your hard drive. So, you deleted the existing volumes and recreated new ones.  After successfully completing the hard drive resizing you felt like you are in cloud 7. But you happiness vanished soon after you realized that you have forgotten to take backup one of your Mac volumes!!!! You restored all other partition data from the backup files except that volume which was containing some of your really important data. Now what??? You lost that important Mac volume just because of your carelessness!!!

Don’t worry!!! You can recover Mac volume data lost after resizing your hard drive, by using Mac Partition Recovery software. The software not only retrieves all the data from lost Mac volume but also preserves the integrity of the data. It can also recover damaged partition of your Mac Operating System. You will be able to recover them within few minutes with few simple yet effective steps.

Anyway before you know the software’s features and usage in detail, you should be aware of some common reasons that can cause partition loss during hard drive repartitioning. This may help you to avoid occurrence of such scenarios in future.

Incorrect Disk re-partitioning utility: Sometimes, the partition data can be lost due to incorrect disk utility or its improper usage. Generally, Disk Partitioning is done using fdisk command on Mac OS X. Therefore, improper usage of fdisk command can lead to Mac volume loss. To know more, click here

Deleting partition during hard drive repartition: Partitions can be accidentally deleted while resizing the hard disk drive. If you have forgotten to take backup of a particular volume or accidentally formatted a volume that should not be formatted during hard drive repartitioning, then it results in severe partition data loss. For more information to restore files after file system corruption, click here

Interruption during disk re-partitioning: When disk repartitioning is not terminated successfully it may result in hard drive crash resulting in severe data loss. This may occur due to logical disk structure corruption, bad sector in hard drive, incorrect software installation, sudden power failure etc. After such scenarios the computer often refuses to start may throw following error messages:

  • No boot device
  • Operating System not found
  • Primary Hard Disk not found. Press F1 to Continue
  • Master Boot Record Not Found
  • Invalid sector

However, you should follow some precautionary steps so as to avoid overwriting of the lost volume data. Do not format or reformat the drive after losing partition while repartitioning the drive. Do not repartition the drive again to avoid permanent data loss. Immediately stop the usage of hard drive from where you lost the volume.

The features of Mac partition recovery software that allow you to restore the lost Mac volume data are explained below:

It is simple, easy and provides quick recovery of lost data from lost or deleted volumes. The software helps you to deal with any type of partition related issues easily. It helps you to retrieve unintentionally deleted HFS volume on Mac Lion during hard drive repartitioning. This application searches different type of files like image, video, music, documents and other files according to their signature and recover them easily from the deleted or lost Mac volume. It is really helpful for Mac partition recovery after file system corruption due to abrupt power surge or virus infection. It recovers data lost from MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, Mac Pro etc. The software also has the ability to easily restore lost volume after Apple partition map corruption. You check the software’s effectiveness with its trial version. This tool also recover data from iMac HDD, which become inaccessible due to scenarios mentioned above.

The easy yet effective steps that are needed to restore the Mac partition lost after repartitioning hard disk are as follow:

Step-1: Connect the hard drive containing lost Mac volume to any healthy computer. Download and install the demo version of Mac Partition Recovery Tool in it. After launching the software select “Recover Volumes / Drives” from the main screen. After that, select “Volume Recovery” from the next window.

Mac Partition Recovery - Main Screen

Fig 1 : Main Screen

Step-2: Then select the connected hard drive as the drive from which the lost Mac volume data is to be restored and click on “Next”. After successful completion of the volume recovery process you can preview the recovered Mac volume data from the connected hard disk

Mac Volume Recovery Software - Preview Screen

Fig 2 : Preview Screen

Even though you recovered the lost Mac volume data, still you should avoid occurrence of such scenarios in the future by following few useful tips. Take proper backup of the partitions before you repartition your hard drive. Read all the instructions carefully before using the disk management utility. Use a UPS to avoid accidental system shutdown due to power failure.

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