How to Recover Data from Macbook Pro Hard Drive

Can I Recover Data from MacBook Pro Hard Drive?

"My MacBook Pro crashed yesterday. Now every time I try to reboot it, I got a gray screen. I know it is broken. But I still wish that to recover data from MacBook Pro hard drive, because I have many valuable files on it. I know if I sent the MBP to a service center for repairing, all my files will be totally removed. Please show me a way to get my data back. Many thanks."

Here is the good news: as long as you can take out your MacBook Pro hard drive and connect it with a new Mac computer, the chance of getting back files on it is great. Keep reading this guide and you’ll be able to recover data from MacBook Pro hard drive in an easy and risk-free way.

Part 1: Free Download Mac Hard Drive Recovery

First of all, you need to make sure that the hard drive on your crushed or broken MacBook Pro can still be connected with another Mac and recognized as an external hard drive. Then you can try using a MacBook Pro hard drive data recovery program like Wondershare Dta Recovery for Mac to do so. This utility is available for data recovery from well-functioning MacBook Pro or broken MacBook Pro. With it, you can effortlessly recover a variety of data from your MacBook Pro hard drive, such as photos, videos, audio files, document files and emails, etc.

Download a trial version of Recoverit for Mac from below, this trial version enables you to scan your MacBook Pro hard drive before purchasing the full version for MacBook Pro hard drive recovery.

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  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
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  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, lost partition, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2: How to Recover Data from MacBook Pro Hard Drive

Now let’s learn how to recover lost data from hard drive of a broken/crashed MacBook Pro. If your MacBook Pro works well, you just need to download and install the utility on it and then follow the steps to process the recovery.

Connect your MacBook Pro hard drive with another Mac computer and launch Recoverit for Mac> on it, you’ll be offered with some recovery options. You can read the instructions in the program window carefully and select the mode that is the best for you.

Step 1 Select File Type to Begin MacBook Pro Hard Drive Recovery

To recovere data from MacBook Pro hard drive you can select the option "Deleted Files Recovery" to start "Lost File Recovery".

macbook pro hard drive recovery-step 1

Step 2 Scan MacBook Pro Hard Drive for Lost Files

The utility will detect hard drives on your Mac, and scanning process will be automatically launched.

recover lost data from macbook pro hard drive-step 2

Step 3 Go to "All-Around Recovery" after the quick scan, sometime the quick scan ca't find your lost files. With "All-Around Recovery" will deeply search your hard drive and scan more files.

all around recovery for macbook pro hard drive

Step 4 Recover Data from MacBook Pro Hard Drive Selectively

In the end, all recoverable files will be listed in the window after scanning. You just need to select these files you are going to retrieve and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.

macbook hard drive recovery-step 4

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.

How to disable "System Integrity protection"? Please follow the steps below.

Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.

Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".

Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restart your Mac.

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