Recover Data from Failed Mac Hard Drive

I am trying to help my friend whose hard drive is failed. It’s a Mac OS X (10.6). I am able to boot from a third party software and capable to intermittently read the hard drive data by restarting several time. Even I can see the user folder but not the personal files. When I tried to copy the files, it display error message stating as “invalid node structure and incorrect number of threads records”. I don’t have any idea about this problem. Tried recovery software, I get an error as well. Is this a Mac security issue? How do I get around it? Please help me out!!

Mac Hard drives are storage devices, which are generally used to store data, which may include files and folders that contain documents, music files, movies, photos, RAW image files, etc. However, sometimes Mac user may lose their data from Mac hard drive when it fails due to some of the common issues like hard drive crashes, the hard drive having the bad sector, formatted or reformatted hard disk partition, data corruption on hard drives, repartitioning of hard drives, etc. let us discuss some other symptoms for Mac hard disk failure:

  • Computer freezing while the booting process
  • Clicking sound from hard disk drive
  • Operating system failing to start in a proper manner

If your Mac hard drive fails due to above facts, then there is best data recovery software to retrieve this data back without altering single data content during recovery process.

Data recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool helps you to recover data from failed Mac hard drive. It has the ability to identify and recover various file types such as folders, documents, media files, program files, etc. on the basis of their unique signatures. This application can retrieve data that can be sorted on the basis of name, size, date and file type. With help of data recovery tool it can regain data from all types of hard drive interface like SATA, ATA, IDE, SCSI, SAS, etc. Successfully it can restore data from Mac hard drive that is not working, failed, dead, formatted or corrupted under various reasons. It supports a recovery of files from file system including HFSX, HFS and HFS+ on Mac hard disk. Data Recovery utility can rescue lost or erased data from flash drives, memory cards, Memory Sticks, iPods and other storage media on Mac computers. Mac Data recovery program can be utilized on all versions of Mac system such as Mac Leopard, Mac Snow Leopard, Mac Mountain Lion, Mac Lion and Mac Mavericks operating systems.

 Simple steps to restore data from Mac hard drive:

Connect Mac hard drive to a healthy Macintosh machine -> After connecting hard drive, download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software to that system by visiting this link -> Run the application and follow instructions displayed on main screen -> In next window, you can see  two options namely ‘Volume Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’ -> select any appropriate option according to data loss scenario from the hard drive-> Then tool will scans and displays all the physical disk connected to the system-> Select the Mac hard drive and press on the next button->After selecting hard drive, utility will starts scanning-> As soon as scanning  process ends, program will display recovered data in two forms “Data view” or “File type view” ->  Use “Preview” option to view retrieved data before saving->At last save the result in desired location on Mac computer.