My problem is that my MacBook Air shut off in a sudden, and when I reboot it, many folders on my Macbook Air are gone. I just want to ask is there any way that I may be able to get my data back from this my MacBook Air or its hard drive. I really need to reclaim some important document files from it.
Jus like the case above, broken or crashed MacBook Air not only makes your device useless but also brings your valuable data away from you. Frankly speaking, your lost data was saved on your MacBook Air’s hard drive. And you can effortlessly retrieve data from MacBook Air hard drive with the help of a MacBook Air hard drive recovery utility.
Take Recoverit for Mac as an example. This MacBook Air hard drive data recovery is compatible of recovering data from both healthy and crashed MacBook Air. It helps you to retrieve a mass of file types including photos, videos, audio files, emails, document files, etc. You can download a free version of Recoverit for Mac and restore data from MacBook Air hard drive in a simple way.
If your Macnook Air's hard drive is inaccessible or broken, you'll need to ask Apple official service for help or send it to a service certer for repair. And I'm sorry to tell you that you might not be possible to recover data on it.
But if you just can't reboot your Macbook Air and your Macbook Air hard drive is healthy, you can connect it with another Mac by firewire, then you can get Recoverit for Mac and follow the guide to retrieve data from it.
If your MacBook Air can still work, you just need to install Recoverit for Mac on it. You have to take out your MacBook Air hard drive and connect it with another Mac if you want to recover files from a broken MacBook Air.
To recover deleted files from MacBooke Air hard drive, you can go to select the option "Deleted Files Recovery" to get started.
Then you just need to select the hard drive you are going to retrieve data from and click "Start" to quickly scan the hard drive.
Turn to "All-Around Recovery" to dig deep into the MacBook Air hard drive for more files if you find nothing desired after the quick scan.
When the scan finishes, you can preview the found files from the hard drive, select the wanted ones and click "Recover" to get them back.
Note: Please do not save the files back to your MacBook Air hard drive during the recovery.
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 restrart your Mac.
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