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

Risk-free methods to recover 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 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 or lost files even emptied from Mac Trash, recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, etc. on macOS 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 bootable media from iBoysoft Server and recover lost data from the failed MacBook Pro hard drive.

  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: curl -o /tmp/boot.sh http://boot.iboysoft.com/boot.sh && chmod 777 /tmp/boot.sh && /tmp/boot.sh and press Enter. This will launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery through iBoysoft Server.
  5. Recover Data in Recovery Mode through iBoysoft Server

  6. 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.

Step 8: Follow the wizard to scan for lost data on the failed MacBook Pro hard drive.

Step 9: 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.

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