How to Recover Lost Volume/Partition on Mac

Either you lost a volume on Mac accidentally or intentionally, it’s very important to learn how to recover lost volume on Mac. iBeesoft data recovery software is helpful in lost partition recovery on Mac, helping you retrieve all the files in the lost partition on MacBook/iMac. You can get the trial version and follow the guide below to get the task done.

A partition or volume on Mac is a portion of the hard drive that was split from the hard drive itself to make a different useable system. Having partitions for a hard drive makes data management easier. A partition may contain very important information which can be accidentally deleted or lost. Fortunately for you, this data can still be recovered and it is important to note that you shouldn’t save any more data as well as repartition your drive in order to increase your chances of recovering your lost or deleted information.

Part 1. Why Partition/Volume Lost/Missing on Mac

Part 2. How to Recover Lost Volume/Partition on Mac

Part 3. Tips to Prevent Data loss on Mac

Part 1. Why Partition/Volume Lost/Missing on Mac

Part 2. How to Recover Lost Volume/Partition on Mac

Before recovering a lost volume on Mac, the first thing to do is to recover data from the lost partition (The procedure will be covered below). After recovering the data, you should proceed to create a new partition on an external hard drive (especially if you want to recover data from an internal hard drive to avoid overwriting of data) then transferring all recovered information to the new partition and recreate the lost partition.

The recovering of data from a lost partition is easy with the use of the software, iiBeesoft Data Recovery. This is the best drive recovery software for your Mac as it can enable you to recover various data types, in an easy but efficient procedure. It is virus-free making it safe for use. This software permits you to scan the hard drive in two different modes; The Quick Scan and Deep Scan modes.

*The Quick Scan mode: As the name entails it is a swift scan of the lost partition for lost files. It is a shallow method of scanning but it is efficient especially when dealing with specific files.

*A Deep Scan: A deep scan is a more in-depth scan and can permit you to recover all files up to those you couldn’t consider were lost.

iBeesoft Data Recovery supports different types of partition recovery so it can help you no matter the drive partition type. Download it and learn how to recover deleted partition on Mac.

Guide to Recover Data from a Lost/Deleted Partition on Macbook or Other Devices

Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft Data Recovery on an external drive if you want to recover data on a lost partition in the internal drive or you can install it directly on Mac if the drive with the lost partition is external (In no case should it be the drive with the lost partition). This enables you to properly install the application without having to overwrite any data in the hard drive with a lost partition. Make sure to download the Mac compatible version given that the Windows version also exists.

Step 2. Open the software from the hard drive where it is present. All file types are selected for recovery by default. In case you need just a specific file type, you can unselect the others but if not you may proceed with the default scan. Click on "Start" to begin the lost file recovery on Mac.

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Step 3. Select the drive with the lost volume as the location to scan then click on "Scan" to start scanning the drive with the lost partition.

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Step 4. As soon as the scan process is completed, preview the recovered files then select the files you want to recover and click on "Recover" to save those files on your computer.

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Note: By default, the scan which was performed was a quick scan. If you want to recover more data or you have not seen the data you required, you can select a deep scan afterward. It takes more time than a quick scan but it is a more efficient data recovery process than a quick scan.

Part 3. Tips to Prevent Data loss on Mac

After losing a partition, it is easy to lose data from that partition if the drive is not handled properly before recovery. In order to prevent losing data from your Mac, the most efficient thing to do is to perform regular system backups. Performing a backup on a different drive can be handy. Time Machine is the best tool for backing up your data to another drive. To backup using Time Machine,

1. Connect your alternative drive to your Mac: if it is the first time of connecting the disk to your Mac, a window will pop up and ask if you want to use the Time Machine. If this happens, click on "Use as a Backup Disk" and move to the last step. If no pop-up window appears, click on the Apple icon on the top-left corner of your screen Window. Click on System Preferences.

2. Click on the Time Machine icon to open Time Machine preferences. Click on Select Backup Disk and choose your external disk as the drive for your Time Machine Backup.

3. Click on Backup Automatically and it will begin to back up your files on Mac.

From now, Time Machine will automatically check your system for updates and make backups regularly. It keeps daily and weekly backups as long as your back up drive still has storage space. If you want to manually back up your Mac, tick the box beside “Show Time Machine in menu bar” so that if the need arises, you can backup by clicking the icon in your menu bar and clicking on Back Up Now.

This process backups everything on your Mac. If you want to back up particular files, follow the procedure below:

1. Click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your Mac screen then select System Preferences.

2. Click on the Time Machine icon, and click on Options on the lower right corner of the screen.

3. Click on the "+" button then choose the files and folders you don’t want to include in your back up and click on Exclude

4. Click the save button and the excluded files will not be backed up.

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