Yesterday, my MacBook Pro suddenly crashed. Now, every time I try to reboot it, I got a gray screen. I know it is broken, but there are valuable files on it, so I still wish to recover data from the failed Mac hard drive. If I send the hard drive to a service center for repairing, all files will be totally removed. Any suggestions on how to get my data back? Thanks in advance.
Hard drive failures can never be fun, and they are hard to be completely avoided no matter we use Mac or other computers. Sometimes, drives can be used for many years before going bad, and other times a drive may fail to work only after using for a few months. If unfortunately Mac hard drive failure happens to us, we'd better find a method to perform Mac hard drive failure recovery to avoid heavy loss that may bring to us.
First things first - stop using the failed hard drive
After we ensure the hard drive is failed, we'd better stop using the drive. Any further operation on the drive may write data to the drive to make the original files been overwritten, and even make damages to the drive. Once the original files have been overwritten, we will lose the chance to get them back. Formatting the failed drive and saving new files on it are extremely should be avoided.
How to perform Mac hard drive failure recovery?
Step 1: Recover data from failed Mac hard drive with free Mac data recovery software
iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free & professional Mac data recovery software that can recover data from failed Mac hard drive, failed external hard drive, failed USB flash drive, failed SD card, failed pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
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Follow the steps below to recover data from failed Mac hard drive:
1. Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.
2. Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.
3. Select the failed hard drive and click "Next" to scan all lost files.
4. Preview the scanning results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to get them back.
5. Have a check to ensure all lost files have been successfully recovered.
Step 2: Reformat the failed hard drive
After successfully recovering data from failed hard drive, we can fix the failed hard drive by formatting.
1. Launch Disk Utility.
2. Click the icon of the failed hard drive on the left part of the window.
3. Click the Erase on the top of the Disk Utility window.
4. Complete related information, like name, format, scheme, then click Erase button.
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