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Recover Volumes lost after Re-partitioning of the hard drive

Partitioning of the hard drive is a great way of organizing the available disk space on your hard drive efficiently. This not only helps you utilize the available disk space to the maximum extent possible, but also helps in running each partition as an independent entity. Some users create partitions for customizing the hard drive and keeping all their work related files on one partition, and their favorite music, photos and videos on another, while others use it to install different versions of Mac on different partitions.


The Disk Utility can be made use of to create partiions on Mac. Re-partitioning is also considerably easier in Mac than it is in Windows. You can set access previleges for each partition that you create, to prevent unwanted modification of data. You an follow the folowing steps to partition a disk in Mac,


  • Go to the Applications Folder and open Utilities. Double-Click on Disk Utility.
  • Select the drive that you want to re-partition, from the column shown on the left hand side.
  • Click on the Partitions Tab.
  • A box is opened as shown in the figure below. You can make use of the separator bar (circled), to adjust the size of the different partitions.


Create partition - Screenshot


  • When you are finished with the changes, click Apply.


The only issue with re-partitioning your hard drive is that it all the data that was previously present on the partition become inaccessible after the re-partitioning process. It is therefore essential to have a backup of all the data on the hard drive, before you re-partition the hard drive. If you do not have an updated backup of the data on the hard drive, you might end up losing data that is critical and valuable. In such scenarios it is essential that you get for yourself the best Mac data recovery software, to make complete recovery possible. Recover Partition Mac software lets you recover volumes lost after re-partitioning of the hard drive with ease. This Mac Partition Recovery software demands zero technical knowledge from the user and hence is both easy to use and efficient.

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Follow the steps given below to install Mac Partition Recovery Software, and recover all your deleted files with ease.


Step 1:Double click the desktop icon or select the application from the programs list, to launch Mac Data Recovery software. This displays the main window of the software, as shown in Figure a.


Recover Mac - Main Window

Figure a : Main window


Step 2: The drives and volumes that get detected by the system are displayed, as shown in Figure b. Choose the drive from which the lost volumes have to be recovered, and then click on the Recover button.


Recover Mac - Select drive

Figure b : Select Drive


Step 3: Just as you click the Recover button, a new window where the user can select the appropriate option, is displayed, as shown in Figure c. The three options that are available for the user are,

  • Display default volume(s) - The default volumes present on the system get displayed when you select this option. With this option you can recover data from the volumes taht already exist on the system.
  • Scan for volume(s) - This option lets you search for lost, missing and corrupted partitions. The software does a scan of the entire system and displays the lost, missing and corrupted partitions if there are any.
  • Raw Search on Physical Drive (File Recovery) – This option enables you perform an extensive sector by sector search for deleted and lost files.


Recover Mac - Select appropriate option

Figure c : Select appropriate option


Step 4: Select the Display default volume(s) option. Clicking on the Display default volume(s) button displays the volumes that already exist on the selected drive, as shown in Figure d. Select the volume which contains the deleted or lost data, and click the Next button.


Recover Mac - Select volume

Figure d : Select volume


Step 5: Click on the Next button to select the Scan Method that you want to make use of, as shown in Figure e. You can select from the two options that are available.


  • Standard Scan- This is a faster and a more time saving scanning process, which can be used, if the corruption in the file system is not severe. We can use this scan method when the logical volume fails to mount.
  • Advanced Scan- This is a scanning method that consumes more time, but is more effective and efficient than the Standad scan method, since it does an exhaustive search on the selected drive.

Select the Standard Scan option.


Recover Mac - Select Scan option

Figure e : Select Scan option


Step 6: The software starts to scans the drive that has been selected as soon as you click the Standard Scan option. The software searches the drive for the lost data, and lists all the found files and folders, as shown in Figure f.


Recover Mac - found files and folders

Figure f : Found files and folders


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 else specifically select the files you want to save, and click on the Save button.

A window to choose the destination drive is displayed when you click the Save button. Specify the destination drive, where you want to save the data, and then click on the Save button.


To save the data that you have selected onto the selected destination drive, click on the Save button. The data gets saved immediately. The saved data can now be accessed as before.


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