How to recover lost data from failed MacBook Pro hard drive?

By Katrina | Posted to Mac Data Recovery on February 13th, 2018 |

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro crashed. Now every time I tried to reboot it, I got a gray screen. Because I have many valuable files on it, I still wish to recover lost data from MacBook Pro hard drive. I know if I sent the MBP to a service center for repairing, all my files will be totally removed. Please show me a way to get my data back. Many thanks!

From Apple support communities, a large number of users are the victims of failed MacBook Pro hard drive. When the failed MacBook Pro hard drive happens, our Mac computer will stop working and can't be turned on. That means we are unable to access the Mac computer or data stored on it.

Under this circumstance, is it possible to recover lost data from failed MacBook Pro? The answer is "Yes". Just keep reading, this passage will offer us two hassle-free & safe methods to recover lost data from failed MacBook Pro hard drive.

Risk-free methods to recover lost data from failed MacBook Pro hard drive

First of all, in order to exclude hardware problems, we need to remove our MacBook Pro hard drive and connect it with another Mac computer as an external hard drive. If the failed MacBook Pro hard drive can be recognized by another Mac computer, we can recover lost data from failed MacBook Pro with professional Mac data recovery software.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac data recovery software that supports to recover deleted files even emptied from Mac Trash, recover lost data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, etc. on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Solution 1: If you have only one Mac computer

If you have only one Mac computer, please directly run iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery in recovery mode and recover lost data from the failed MacBook Pro hard drive. This method is highly recommended as it saves your time and effort.

Note: If your Mac hasn't connect to internet, you need to choose a WiFi network in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  1. Reboot this Mac and press Command +Option +R keys.
  2. Click Utilities in the top menu and select Terminal from the drop-down menu.
  3. Recover Data in Recovery Mode through iBoysoft Server

  4. Type in the following command and this will launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery through iBoysoft Server.
    sh <(curl http://boot.iboysoft.com/boot.sh)
  5. Follow the wizard to recover your data from the MacBook Pro hard drive with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Solution 2: If you have two Mac computers

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on another Mac computer.

Step 2: Install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Step 3: Click iBoysoft Data Recovery on menu bar and then select "Create Boot Drive".

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 4: Insert a USB drive into your Mac computer.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 5: Follow the wizard to create a bootable recovery drive.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 6: After that, please insert iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery bootable USB drive into the unbootable Mac computer, and then press the Power button and Option key (⌥) to start the computer up.

iBoysoft Data Recovery create bootable drive

Step 7: Select iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery from the boot options.

Note: If you're running macOS Mojave or earlier, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery will launch immediately when your Mac boots up. But, if your Mac is running macOS Catalina, you need two additional steps to launch this program.

Step 8: Wait for your Mac to boot up, open "Terminal" application from "Utilities" drop-down menu.

Open Terminal

Step 9: Run the following command:

'Volumes/Image Volume/boot.sh'

Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery Command

Step 10: Follow the wizard to scan for lost data on the failed MacBook Pro hard drive.

Step 11: Choose the files you want to get back, and then click Recover button.

After recovering data from the failed Mac hard drive, you can go ahead to erase the Mac hard drive and reinstall macOS without worrying about data loss.

Katrina

Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.