How to fix/repair 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on January 31st, 2018

There are times that we have to deal with hard disk failure or at least some corruption on Mac. For basic or little errors, Disk Utility can easily help us get out of trouble. But for serious errors, Disk Utility can no longer be helpful. 'Invalid volume header incorrect block type' error is such an error that can't be solved simply with Disk Utility.

'Invalid volume header incorrect block type' error indicates the directory structure of our drive has been corrupted. Usually when this happens, the drive can't be mounted and thus files on it can't be accessed. No need to worry anymore. This passage will offer a reliable method to fix 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error.

A reliable method to fix 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error

It should be noted that after encountering this error, we should stop using the failed drive to prevent any further physical or logical damage to the drive as well as files on it. For the security of files on the drive, what we should do firstly is to recover lost data from the failed drive, and then fix the drive by reformatting.

Step 1: Recover lost data from drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is a free & professional Mac data recovery software that can recover lost data from drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error, recover deleted/lost files that even emptied from Mac Trash, recover lost data from formatted drive, recover lost data from unmountable drive, recover lost data from unreadable drive, recover lost data from corrupted drive, recover deleted/lost partition, etc. on macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutorial to recover lost data from drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

1. Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Recover lost data from drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error

2. Select the drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error, then click "Next" to start scanning.

3. Preview listed scanning results, select files we need, and click "Recover" to restore files.

4. Have a check to ensure we have got all lost files back.

Step 2: Fix 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error by reformatting

1. Launch Disk Utility.

2. Select the drive that has 'invalid volume header incorrect block type' error.

3. Choose Erase, complete related information (name, format, scheme), and then click Erase to reformat the drive.

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