Recover Partition on Mac OS X Lion
Macintosh Computers are designed by Apple Inc Company, whose operating system is built on UNIX based Graphical Interface platform. Mac OS X Lion is the recent version of operating system designed for Mac systems by Apple Company. Mac uses HFS, HFS+ file system to store data on its hard drive.
Users store all their valuable data such as files, folders, photos, videos, music collections, emails, different softwares etc on the hard drive of Mac OS X Lion. The hard drive is divided into volumes or partitions. However, there are numerous possibilities where the data from these partitions are lost or get deleted and sometimes partitions become inaccessible due to certain reasons. You can use our recover partition tool to undelete partition from Mac hard disk. The reasons for missing partitions on Mac OS X Lion are listed below:
Our partition recovery tool has a special built in deep scanning algorithms that are capable to recover deleted HFS+ and HFSX volumes on Mac OS X Lion. This software helps you to perform partition recovery from laptop hard drive. This software has ability to identify and recover various file types on the basis of their unique signatures and it provides an option to add / edit new signatures for files which are not listed, etc. This tool can even restore partition data from USB drive, hard drives, flash memory cards, FireWire, iPods etc. It is compatible on Mac OS Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion.
Step 1: Double click the desktop icon or select the software from the programs list in the Start Menu to launch the Mac partition recovery software. This displays the main window of the software, as shown in Figure 1. Select the option "Recover - Advanced" to continue with the process.
Welcome window - Figure 1
Step 2: The drives and partitions that are detected by Mac OS X Lion are displayed as shown in Figure 2. Choose the drive which contains the deleted partition that has to be recovered, and then click on the "Recover" button.
Select Partition on Mac OS X Lion - Figure 2
Step 3: As soon as you click the Recover button, a new window pops up where you can select the appropriate option among the three available options, as shown in Figure 3. You have to select “Scan for volume(s)” to restore the partitions on Mac OS X Lion.
Select Appropriate Scan Method - Figure 3
Step 4: Next window displays all lost partitions on the selected drive, as shown in Figure 4. Select the volume which contains the deleted or lost partition, and click on the Next button.
Select Partition - Figure 4
Step 5: Click on the Next button to choose the Scan Method that you want to make use of, as shown in Figure 5. Select Advance Scan method recovers partitions on Mac OS X Lion.
Advance Scan Method - Figure 5
Step 6: The software starts to scan the selected drive as soon as you click the Advance Scan option. The software searches for partitions, and lists all the found files and folders, as shown in Figure 6.
Found Files and Folders - Figure 6
Step 7: Once the files get listed in the tree format, the next immediate step is to select a safe location where the recovered data can be saved. If you want to save all the listed files, click on the Root folder or specifically select the files you want to save, and click the Save button.