Best File Recovery Software for Mac Machines
Macintosh was the first successful personal computer (PC) to feature a graphical user interface (GUI). Mac is a series of personal computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple. Apple launched several Mac computers for example iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. Apple develops a series of Mac operating system for their Macintosh line of personal computer systems. Apple has obviously focused their operating system on simplicity of use by introducing latest features with its every release to improve the user experience. Apple offers a suite of software applications called iLife that includes five applications namely iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb for organizing, modifying, and publishing photos, movies, and music.
Mac systems mainly utilizes the two file systems those are HFS Plus and HFSX for organizing data expected to be preserved after a program terminates by providing procedures to store, recuperate and renew data, in addition to that control the available space on the hard drive that stores it. However, Mac user tend to lose the files due to various data loss situations like files deleted by accidentally pressing the Command + Delete keys on a selected files, usage of Trash folder exceeds to maximum size limit, accidentally emptied the Trash, journal record corruption, damage or corruption to the catalog file, and files deleted by certain applications. In such type of situations, in order to recover deleted data or lost files from hard drive, you have to make use of good file recovery software for Mac. Even in some critical cases, when your PC become unbootable due to virus attack, abrupt system shutdown, any hardware failure and so on. You can use this software in restoring files from unbootable PC within few easy clicks.
By the use of file recovery software, you can perform file recovery from portable hard drive and hard drive on which files are deleted or lost due to above-mentioned scenarios. This tool is also able to recover media files from SD card, recover files from formatted hard drive, and from other devices like USB drive, portable hard drive etc. This software is stronly recommended to recover lost files from CF card used on several digital cameras. Beside these Ipod file recovery is also made possible using this software.
In order to recover your deleted or lost files on Mac, you need to follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Start Mac file recovery software by clicking on the desktop icon or by selecting the application from the Programs list. The starting window of the software pops up as shown in below figure.
Image 1: Main Screen
Step 2: The different drives and volumes that are connected to the system are displayed as shown in below figure. Select the volume from which you want to recover deleted or lost files, and then press the "Next" button.
Image 2: Select Volume
Step 3: On clicking the "Next" button, you will get a new window from which you can specifically choose the file type that you want to recover, as shown in below figure or you can even skip this option.
Image 3: Select File Types
Step 4: Then the software starts scanning process. The selected volume is scanned for lost or deleted files, and once the scanning is complete, the found files and folders are listed out in a tree format as shown in below figure.
Image 4: View Recovered Data
Step 5: After the tree structure has been formed, the next step is to save the recovered files onto a specific location. Select the files that you want to save, or click on the Root folder if you wish to select all files. Then click on the Save button.