HFS Data Recovery - How to Recover Data from HFS File System

HFS Data Recovery - Get Back Data from HFS File System

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Sep 09, 2020 • Filed to: Solve Mac Problems • Proven solutions


The key difference between Windows and Mac data recovery is the different file systems they support separately. The Windows computer typically uses the NTFS files system, while the Mac file system is known as HFS (Hierarchical File system). And current Mac computers, including iPod, use a newer version of HFS plus to replace the primary file system of HFS.

Part 1. Recoverit - The Best HFS Data Recovery Software

Sometimes the data loss problems occur because the data structures used by the HFS file system to store, manage, access, and manipulate data are damaged or corrupted, due to numerous reasons such as virus attack, user errors, improper system shutdown, system crash, and operating system malfunction. Then the HFS file system may not work properly. In some situations, the HFS file system volume may become inaccessible in the Mac operating system. Or you accidentally deleting of files or formatting. In such situations, you need to do HFS data recovery to save your lost files with Recoverit Mac data recovery software.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from Mac HFS File System

Free download and install Recoverit on your Mac, launch, and follow the next simple steps to perform HFS data recovery.

Step 1: To recover data from HFS file system, please select the HFS hard drive partition to get started.

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Step 2: Recoverit file recovery will scan your selected HFS partition to search files.

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Step 3: You can also go to the "Deep Scan" mode, which will help you get more files. But it will take more time.

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Step 4: After scanning, you can go to preview all recoverable files and click "Recover" to save.

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Note: please don't save any recovered files to the location of the file loss to avoid data loss again and the overwritten files. Get to know more about overwritten data and learn how to recover replaced files.

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