Restore Lost or Deleted Partition from Mac OS X Lion

Is your Mac OS X Lion's Volume corrupted, or lost after formatting? Then, download this free Partition Recovery tool on your Lion, and get back the files lost from it in just three simple steps. You can evaluate the recovery results of the software in its trial version before activating the license of the complete software. Try now!!!


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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:

  • Deleted partitions after re-partitioning the hard drive – When you re-partition your hard drive by adding or deleting a partition there are chances that you might accidentally delete a volume or end up losing data due to some other partitioning errors. Our partition recovery tool can easily recover re-partitioned volumes on Mac, making your job easier in this situation.  
  • Hard drive crash –Damage to computer file system does not let the operating system to mount the hard drive and access data from it resulting in hard drive crash. Other causes that may cause hard drive includes accidental deletion, operating system corruption, , hard drive formatting, virus infection, and more.
  • Partition header corruption – Corruption in the volume header makes the volume inaccessible or volume fails to mount, resulting in loss of partitions.
  • Failed Master Boot Record – Failure of the Master Boot Record will lead to hard drive crash, denying access to all the volumes present on the hard drive.


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.


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Steps to restore partition from Mac OS X 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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Welcome window

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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Select Partition on Mac OS X Lion

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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Select Appropriate Scan Method

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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Select Partition

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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Advance Scan Method

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.


Restore Partition from Mac OS X Lion - Found Files and Folders

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.


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