How to Get Back Files from HFS Partition?

HFS abbreviated as Hierarchical file system is the primary version of the file system used in Macintosh computer. It provides special features such as files can have dual forks (data and resource fork), character limit in file names, unique file ID’s, allocation block size of 4K – 32K, etc. It also uses B-trees for maintaining the records of all the volume metadata including the details of all the files and directories in a volume, details of the allocation blocks, which are assigned to each file, etc. However, HFS had some limits with growing disk sizes for that reason HFS+ format was developed as a replacement. Despite its limitations, HFS is used on interchange media and in Tool distribution.

Nevertheless, sometimes because of a slight distraction you might delete or format HFS partition or its data by mistake while deleting or formatting some other drive. This can leave you in the state of complete data loss. Now, when you face this kind of situation, what’s next? In that case, here is perfect tool named as HFS partition file recovery rool that is capable enough to recover lost partition data from Macintosh hard drive within few mouse clicks. This tool comprises of powerful scanning algorithms that performs rigorous scanning of deleted or formatted HFS partition to recover files from HFS partition that includes your pictures, audio files, videos, documents, spreadsheets, etc. with great ease and accuracy.

Reasons behind data loss from HFS partition:

  • Booting Problem: Sometimes, when you start the computer you will receive an error message like "Boot Disk Failure" or "Operating System not found". This can result in corruption of HFS partition leading to data loss. But, you can utilize this tool to restore files from HFS partition easily and quickly.
  • Invalid Partition Table: At times, as a moment you startup the computer will encounter error message "Invalid Partition Table". This is because, when you power up your computer, the system enquires the master partition table to determine which volume to be used for booting up of operating system. If the system finds any active partition is missing or corrupted, then it shows error message causing data loss. However, you can recover files from HFS partition by employing this HFS partition file recovery tool. In addition, you can recover data after partition table corruption on Windows 7 machine. To know more details, click here
  • Improper Disk Partitioning: Disk partitioning offers you to manage the operating system files and user data for multi boot facility. However, incorrect disk partitioning gives rise to several partition related errors and hence causing partition inaccessibility and subsequent partition data loss. Well, if you are thinking about how to get back files from HFS partition, then partitions recovery tool comes handy.

In order to overcome the above-mentioned HFS partition data loss scenarios, it is suggested to take proper backup of your important data and avoid using HFS partition after any kind of data loss, as this will overwrite the data making it difficult for recovering. Besides, you can utilize HFS Partition file recovery tool to recover files from HFS partition after volume header corruption, catalog file corruption, operating system crash, virus attacks, sudden power failure, etc. Moreover, you can employ this powerful tool to restore data from RAW hard disk of different types like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. of different manufacturing brands such as Seagate, Western Digital, Buffalo, etc. To know more details on RAW partition recovery, visit here This application can restore files from HFS+ and HFSX partitions with utmost ease. With the help of this tool, you can recover files from HFS partition running on different versions of Mac OS X like Mavericks, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, etc. This is an effective tool to recover RAW USB flash drive along with other storage drives like your Mac OS X volumes, memory cards, etc. with great ease.

Easy steps to know how to get back files from HFS partition:

1: First, connect your corrupted hard drive to some other computer and download demo version of HFS partition file recovery tool. Then just run it on your computer to get welcome window. Now, select the options "Recover Volumes /Drives" option and then "Volume Recovery" option to restore files from HFS partition as shown in Fig 1.

Recover Files from HFS Partition - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

2: On the next screen, just select the corrupt HFS partition and click on "Next" option to start the scanning process as shown in Fig 2

Recover Files from HFS Partition - Select HFS Partition

Fig 2: Select HFS Partition

3: Once the scanning gets completed, you can see the preview of recovered data and save it using Save option as shown in Fig 3.

Recover Files from HFS Partition - Save Recovered Data

Fig 3: Save Recovered Data

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