iMac hard drive failure data recovery, recover data from failed iMac hard drive
I bought iMac in 2011 and worked perfectly fine until 4 days ago. The first sign was everything became so slow. Every task took about 2 minutes to finish or the mouse cursor spinning forever. Then I started rebooting the system. The problem remained. Then I realized, since I bought iMac, I never used time machine or external drive to set up the backup files. I wonder if anyone could tell me a solution to recover all my files in iMac.
When you suffer from a sudden crash, low speed or strange errors on iMac, you should consider that the hard drive may be failing. The iMac hard drive failure occurs when catalog files/journal files or other important system files become corrupted, or if the boot records or partition tables become severely damaged, etc. It can be so frustrating since you will be blocked out from the system and all files on the computer turn to be inaccessible.
iMac failed and won’t boot or startup properly? In this post, you will learn about how to recover data from failed iMac hard drives in a feasible and effective way.
Free iMac hard drive failure data recovery software
iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best free iMac hard drive failure data recovery software which is designed to recover data from dead, crashed or failed MacBook Pro, Air, iMac or Mac Mini, recover data from failed internal Mac hard drives, etc. on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
There is no need to take out the internal hard drive from Mac computers, this powerful software can scan and bring back all lost data without booting into macOS. Whether you can find a working Mac computer or not, it can solve the problem of data recovery as well.
Tutorial to recover data from failed iMac hard drive
Solution 1: If you have only one Mac
If you have only one computer at your hand, please click to see how to run iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable media through iBoysoft Server.
Solution 2: If you have two Macs
step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another Mac computer.
Step 2: Install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on the healthy Mac computer.
Step 3: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on the menu bar and then select "Create Boot Drive".
Step 4: Insert a USB drive into the healthy Mac computer.
Step 5: Follow the wizard to create a bootable recovery drive on the USB drive.
Step 6: When the creation process completes, you can insert the USB drive into the unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the Mac.
Step 7: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.
Step 8: Follow the wizard to scan for the lost data on the failed iMac hard drive.
Step 9: Choose the files you want to get back, and then click Recover button.
In addition to iMac hard drive data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Reovery can also recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD card, memory cards, etc.
How to fix iMac hard drive failure?
After retrieving files from iMac hard drives, you can erase the iMac hard drive and reinstall the macOS to fix iMac hard drive failure.
Step 1: Boot your iMac to Recovery Mode: hold down Command + R keys immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, release the keys until you see the Apple logo.
Step 2: Select Disk Utility from the macOS Utilities menu.
Step 3: Select the failed iMac hard drive from the side bar.
Step 4: Click on Erase from the top.
Step 5: Setup the required information to reformat the disk and click Done when finished.
Step 6: Go back to macOS Utilities screen and select Reinstall macOS.
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