Mac is an Operating system, which provides point and click graphical user interface (GUI). Mac Operating system has become more popular because of its unique features like high security and reliability. The kernel of Mac OS is based on UNIX and it contains memory protection features, which leads to less number of errors and glitches. Generally, there are only few numbers of viruses that affect Mac OS because of its powerful built-in security architecture. If you want to install any software then you need administrative authorization to install that software on Mac OS. Mac OS allows your system to maintain many background processes without slowing down your user applications. HFS, HFS+ and HFSX are the different types of file system used by Mac OS. File system acts as interface between Operating system and hard drive. Allocation information of each file is stored in the file system. When the users request to read or open a file from hard disk then the Operating system tells the file system to open the file.
Some of the scenarios in which files get deleted or lost on Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc., are as follows:
Precautions that are to be taken to avoid above-mentioned problems are, always recheck twice while deleting a file from Trash because when you delete a file from Trash you will need data recovery software to recover the file. Generally, when you delete a file from hard drive, it is not permanently deleted. Only pointers pointing to that file get deleted and mark that space available for storing new files. The deleted file still exists on hard drive until it is overwritten by new file. Therefore, avoid saving or copying new files on hard drive from where you have deleted or lost the files. In such case, a general question arises like how to recover data?. File Recovery Software is a powerful file recovery software, which is able to recover deleted or lost files from Mac hard drive. It can also perform Word document recovery including other differetypes of files. This software can recover files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 formatted volumes. This software supports different types of hard drives like SATA, SCSI and IDE. If volumes of your hard drives are inaccessible then this software performs thorough scanning to recover lost MP3 music files from inaccessible volumes. Mac Trash recovery can also be done by using this software.
This extreme file recovery software supports Macintosh deleted file recovery from external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards that are used on Mac OS. It can recover up to 300 renowned file types based on their unique signatures and allows you to manually add or edit the signatures of non-listed files.
Note: In case your system has Windows OS, you can use File Recovery Software Windows Edition, which is the best file recovery software for Windows. The Windows version of this application can restore data on Windows 7, Vista , XP easily.
Procedure to use file recovery software for Mac:
Step 1: Download the demo version of this software and install it to your Mac computer. After launching the software click on “RECOVER FILES” option provided on the Home Screen as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Home Screen
Step 2: In the next screen, select either “RECOVER DELETED FILES” or "RECOVER LOST FILES" depending on your file loss scenario. After that you need to select the Mac volume from where you want to recover data. Click on “Next” button to start the recovery process after selecting the affected volume as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Volume
Step 3: Immediately after the completion of recovery process, you can view the recovered Mac files using File View option as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Recovered List